As you may probably know, HDL is the good cholesterol, i.e. that type of lipoprotein which removes the cholesterol from your body.
There is a balance for all the things in our life. The same happens for HDL cholesterol levels. In other words the aim is to always get normal level for HDL in your lipid profile records.
The following chart will give you the idea of what's the normal hdl levels you should aim for.
If you have a look at this chart, you can "calculate" the risk level for heart disease based on your HDL cholesterol levels. So, if your HDL level falls under the normal range, i.e. 50 or higher figures, then, you must consider yourself to be safe of any heart disease or other related problems.
In fact, this is exactly the figure you should aim for : 50 or higher HDL levels.
Although it might appear as low risk level, however, it still remains a potential risk for heart disease. So, It depends on how much afford you put in trying to raise HDL cholesterol levels.
In addition, if you have normal ldl cholesterol levels and a level of 35 of hdl cholesterol, you may still consider to have a potential high risk. This means that you should not sleep in peace until you raise your HDL levels up to normal or at least, near-normal range, even though you don't have any problem. You have greater chances for future problems.
There are several simple steps that might help you as following:
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