There are two basic kinds of cholesterol – low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “”), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “healthy”).
❤️LDL cholesterol can collect in your arterial walls, raising your risk for heart disease and stroke.
❤️HDL cholesterol absorbs cholesterol in your body and brings it back to your liver, which flushes it out of your body. It can help lower your risk of heart disease & stroke.
Some numbers to know: For most healthy adults, total cholesterol (LDL + HDL) should be less than 200 mg/dL, your LDL less than 100 mg/dL, and your HDL greater than 40 mg/dL (above 60 mg/dL for even more benefit).
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