Hdl Cholesterol

HDL cholesterol is the cholesterol of the high density lipoprotein fraction, ie between 1,063 and 1,210 g / ml. It has a relevant factor in assessing the risk of arteriosclerosis and therefore of coronary artery disease.

The study of blood lipids has allowed us to establish that intermediate density and low density lipoproteins (LDL) determine the formation of atheromatous plaques when their blood content is high. In contrast, high-density lipoproteins (HDL) are related to a decrease in the risk of arteriosclerotic disease.

The determination of cholesterol in LDL and HDL provides an index of the risk of arteriosclerosis more reliable than total cholesterol.