You want your HDL cholesterol to be high. Studies of both men and women have shown that the higher your HDL, the lower your risk of coronary artery disease. This is why HDL is sometimes referred to as "good" cholesterol.
HDL cholesterol levels greater than 1.03 to 1.55 mmol/l are desired.
HDL reduces, reuses and recycles the Bad Cholesterol (LDL) by transporting it to the liver where it can be reprocessed.
In fact, HDL keeps the inner walls of blood vessels clean and healthy.
• A major risk factor for heart disease <1 mmol/L (40mg/dL) :
• Better : 1-1,5 mmol/L (40-59mg/dL) :
• Ideal, considered protective against heart disease : >1 mmol/L (60mg/dL)