High-density lipoprotein (HDL)

Last Updated: December 1 2022

HDL carries cholesterol from your blood to your liver. Within limits, higher levels of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is why it is often called the “good cholesterol” (as opposed to LDL-C).

Examine Database: High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
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