Hoist HDL, lower LDL

Your body needs cholesterol, but it'll clot in the coronary artery wall if it's excess. Cholesterol interestingly has two components: high-density lipoprotein (HDL), known as the good, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad.

The exposure limit is 200 for total cholesterol. The maximum limit is stretched between 200-239. It's already high on top of that. The best is between 150-160.

The limit is 40 for HDL. The risk is high below this level, moderate between 40-59 and low on top of 60. It's estimated HDL over 60 can protect your heart.

Here're some ways to improve HDL:

1. exercising,

2. drinking alcohol in moderation,

3. maintaining ideal bodyweight,

4. quitting smoking,

5. consuming drugs such as niacin, statin and gemfibrozil with a supervision of a doctor.

Meanwhile, the means for lowering LDL are:

1. intaking moderate calorie and increasing physical activity to lose weight,

2. avoiding foods that contain saturated and trans fats, and high cholesterol.

3. replacing animal protein with soy,

4. consulting with a physician for drug therapy.

As an illustration, LDL is considered good if it's below 100. The maximum limit is 130-159. It's very high above 190.

Well, exercising is the key to control cholesterol!

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