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*  Lipid profile
Total lipids Serum total cholesterol serum HDL cholesterol Total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio Serum triglycerides serum ... someone's total cholesterol may be high, but this may be due to very high HDL ("good cholesterol") cholesterol levels,-which ... VLDL may be defined as the total cholesterol that is neither HDL nor LDL. Then Friedewald's equation mentioned above yields: ... The individual components that make up total cholesterol reading-LDL, HDL, and VLDL-are also important in measuring risk.[ ...
*  Lipid-lowering agent
HDL), "the good cholesterol". Clinically, the choice of an agent will depend on the patient's cholesterol profile, ... Fibrates typically lower triglycerides by 20% to 50%. Level of the good cholesterol HDL is also increased. Fibrates may ... It decreases LDL by 15-30% and raises HDL by 3-5%, with little effect on triglycerides but can cause a slight increase. Bile ... They may differ in both their impact on the cholesterol profile and adverse effects. For example, some may lower the "bad ...
*  Metabolic syndrome
Cholesterol drugs may be used to lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, if they are elevated, and to raise HDL levels ... Other signs of metabolic syndrome include high blood pressure, decreased fasting serum HDL cholesterol, elevated fasting serum ... Reduced HDL ("good") cholesterol: Men - Less than 40 mg/dL (1.03 mmol/L) Women - Less than 50 mg/dL (1.29 mmol/L) Elevated ... reduced HDL cholesterol; and a trend toward increased triglycerides, blood pressure, and glucose in the genetically susceptible ...
*  Gemfibrozil
... increases HDL-cholesterol; the mechanism behind HDL elevation is currently unknown. Reduce triglyceride levels Reduce very low ... HDL) levels GI distress Musculoskeletal pain Increased incidence of gallstone Hypokalemia (low blood potassium) Increased risk ...
*  Reference ranges for blood tests
... cholesterol)". GPnotebook. Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia; Cholesterol (HDL and LDL) - plasma or serum Last ... Retrieved on September 12, 2009 American Association for Clinical Chemistry; HDL Cholesterol GP Notebook > range (reference, ca ... Cholesterol? Last Update July 21, 2009. Retrieved on July 21, 2009 Derived from values in mg/dl to mmol/l, using molar mass of ... there is another cluster containing many metabolic substances like cholesterol and glucose at the limit with the blue part (g/L ...
*  Cardiovascular disease
Niacin, fibrates and CETP Inhibitors, while they may increase HDL cholesterol do not affect the risk of cardiovascular disease ... A 10 mmHg reduction in blood pressure reduces risk by about 20%. Decrease non-HDL cholesterol. Statin treament reduces ... One of them is related to serum cholesterol level. In most populations, the serum total cholesterol level increases as age ... metabolism toward a more atherogenic form by decreasing the HDL cholesterol level while increasing LDL and total cholesterol ...
*  CETP inhibitor
Drugs in this class substantially increase HDL ("good cholesterol"), lower LDL ("bad cholesterol"), and reverse the transport ... CETP inhibitors inhibit cholesterylester transfer protein (CETP), which normally transfers cholesterol from HDL cholesterol to ... "CETP inhibitors to increase HDL cholesterol levels". N. Engl. J. Med. 356 (13): 1364-6. doi:10.1056/NEJMe078029. PMID 17387130 ... Keene D, Price C, Shun-Shin MJ, Francis DP (2014). "Effect on CV risk of HDL targeted drug treatments niacin, fibrates and CETP ...
*  Curtis G. Hames
The study showed the value of HDL cholesterol. Medical College of Georgia established the Curtis G. Hames Chair in Family ...
*  Acipimox
It reduces triglyceride levels and increases HDL cholesterol. It may have less marked adverse effects than niacin, although it ... which leads indirectly to a reduction in LDL and increase in HDL cholesterol. Acipimox is completely absorbed from the gut. It ... Consequently, VLDL cholesterol production in the liver is reduced, ...
*  Niacin
"HDL cholesterol, very low levels of LDL cholesterol, and cardiovascular events". The New England Journal of Medicine. 357 (13 ... but increases high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL). Despite the importance of other cardiovascular risk factors, high HDL ... It also inhibits HDL hepatic uptake, down-regulating production of the cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) gene. Finally ... Systematic reviews found no effect of niacin on cardiovascular disease or death, in spite of raising HDL cholesterol, and ...
*  Hardiness (psychological)
"The role of HDL-cholesterol in preventing atherosclerotic disease". European Heart Journal Supplements. 7: F4-F8. doi:10.1093/ ... Other studies have associated hardiness with cholesterol and hormonal variations. Bartone and associates examined hardiness ... levels against a full lipid profile including high-density lipoprotein, usually considered a beneficial type of cholesterol. ...
*  Physical exercise
It increases HDL cholesterol, insulin sensitivity, and exercise tolerance. Although there have been hundreds of studies on ... According to the American Heart Association, exercise reduces blood pressure, LDL and total cholesterol, and body weight. ...
*  French paradox
... partly through increasing HDL cholesterol whilst reducing LDL cholesterol. In 1999, Malcolm Law and Nicholas Wald published a ... In his 2009 book Cholesterol and The French Paradox, Frank Cooper argues that the French paradox is due to the lack of ... Second, Law and Wald presented a time-lag hypothesis: if there were a delay in serum cholesterol concentrations increasing and ... Consumption of animal fat and serum cholesterol concentrations increased only recently in France but did so decades ago in ...
*  Norethisterone
However, a decrease in HDL cholesterol has been observed. At high dosages (5 to 60 mg/day), for instance those used in the ... and does not affect cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme (P450scc), 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase, 21-hydroxylase, or 11β- ...
*  Hypercholesterolemia
HDL). All the lipoproteins carry cholesterol, but elevated levels of the lipoproteins other than HDL (termed non-HDL ... Eating dietary cholesterol causes a small rise in serum cholesterol. Dietary limits for cholesterol were proposed in United ... Trans fats have been shown to reduce levels of HDL while increasing levels of LDL. LDL and total cholesterol also increases by ... Levels of LDL or non-HDL cholesterol both predict future coronary heart disease; which is the better predictor is disputed. ...
*  Epigenetic clock
Conversely, high levels of the good cholesterol HDL were associated with a lower epigenetic aging rate of blood PMID 28198702. ...
*  Lipoprotein lipase deficiency
Statins should be considered to lower elevated non-HDL-Cholesterol. Additional measures are avoidance of agents known to ...
*  Framingham Risk Score
The first Framingham Risk Score included age, sex, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure (and also whether the ... HDL cholesterol, mg/dL: 60 or higher: Minus 1 point. 50-59: 0 points. 40-49: 1 point. Under 40: 2 points. Systolic blood ... HDL cholesterol, mg/dL: 60 or higher: Minus 1 point. 50-59: 0 points. 40-49: 1 point. Under 40: 2 points. Systolic blood ... The National Cholesterol Education Program NCEP's ATP III guidelines also list diabetes as a CHD risk equivalent since it also ...
*  Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha
Fibrates effectively lower serum triglycerides and raises serum HDL-cholesterol levels. Although clinical benefits of fibrate ...
*  Medical genetics
"Multiple rare alleles contribute to low plasma levels of HDL cholesterol". Science. 305: 869-872. doi:10.1126/science.1099870. ...
*  Framingham Heart Study
1980s High levels of HDL cholesterol reduce risk of heart disease. 1990s Having an enlarged left ventricle of the heart (left ... Increased cholesterol and elevated blood pressure increase risk of heart disease. Exercise decreases risk of heart disease, and ... High blood pressure (hypertension) and elevated serum cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) were also seen as normal consequences ... "Applicability of cholesterol-lowering primary prevention trials to a general population: the Framingham Heart Study". Arch ...
*  Nadolol
... may also increase plasma triglycerides and decrease HDL-cholesterol levels.[citation needed] The most common side ...
*  Desogestrel
... can also cause changes in total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol. Uncommon side effects of desogestrel may include vaginal ...
*  Kathryn Uhrich
... the anionic polymer only targets the bad cholesterol LDL particles and not the good cholesterol HDL. The delivery of these ... Also, the anionic (negatively charged) scorpion-like molecules inhibit cellular uptake of oxidized LDL, the 'bad' cholesterol ...
*  Cholesterylester transfer protein
"Effects of an inhibitor of cholesteryl ester transfer protein on HDL cholesterol". N Engl J Med. 350 (15): 1505-15. doi:10.1056 ... It increases HDL levels by 30%, as compared to 60% by torcetrapib. Two CETP inhibitors are currently under development. One is ... As HDL can alleviate atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases, and certain disease states such as the metabolic ... To be specific, in a 2004 study, the small molecular agent torcetrapib was shown to increase HDL levels, alone and with a ...
*  Uricosuric
Amlodipine Atorvastatin (lowers cholesterol) Fenofibrate (lowers triglycerides, raises HDL) Losartan Adrenocorticotropic ...
*  Elaidic acid
... increases plasma cholesterylester transfer protein (CETP) activity which lowers HDL cholesterol. Oleic acid Tardy ...