When 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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