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What You Need to Know About Good Cholesterol

Fish on Lettuce with Tomato FDP Credit Suat EmanWhen you visit your doctor and she orders different kinds of blood work, one of these might be a test to measure your levels of cholesterol. Your body produces cholesterol and you get it in some of the foods you eat.

You have a “good” cholesterol, called the high-density lipoproteins. This particular lipoprotein is excellent at sweeping up the bad or low-density lipoproteins in your blood and moving them to your liver, where they are duly disposed of. Your doctor should be pleased to see a higher amount of HDL cholesterol in your blood and a lower level of LDL. This means your body is doing a good job of dealing with the bad cholesterol.

Your lifestyle impacts your level of HDL--exercise, eating right and not smoking. Learn more about good cholesterol by reading our Bright Hub guides.

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