Cholesterol Subtypes Defined

Healthy Cholesterol Levels Defined

…healthy cholesterol level: * Total cholesterol: 180–250 mg/dL * Total HDL cholesterol: 40–120 mg/dL for women; 35–120 mg/dL for men * HDL cholesterol subtypes: Greater than 25 mg/dL for HDL2; greater than 15 mg/dL for HDL3 * Total LDL cholesterol: 80–140 mg/dL * LDL cholesterol subtype Lp(a):…

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Defining the Different Types of Cholesterol

…generalizations such as “LDL is bad cholesterol, and HDL is good cholesterol.” But in reality, both LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol are far more complex. There are multiple subtypes of both, and some of those cholesterol types are good and some are bad…

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What Kind of Cholesterol Testing is Best?

…It will also tell you how much Lp(a) is circulating in your blood. In addition, the VAP test breaks out your HDL cholesterol subtypes, letting you know if you have more of the HDL2 subtype, which is most beneficial. It also measures the levels of each type of triglyceride. You can find out more about…

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