What is the difference between LDL, HDL and triglycerides?
LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) is often referred to as bad cholesterol. Having high LDL levels leads to a buildup of cholesterol in the arteries. There is a positive correlation between having high LDL levels and heart disease. Triglycerides are fats in the bloodstream. High triglyceride levels are usually present when you have high LDL cholesterol. HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) is often referred as good cholesterol. HDL is the body’s mechanism for carrying cholesterol from other parts of your body to the liver. There is a negative correlation between having high HDL levels and heart disease. What is the normal amount of total cholesterol? Generally, any amount below 200mg is considered desirable. Between 200mg & 239mg is considered borderline high. Anything above 240mg is high. For triglycerides, anything over 150 mg/dL is considered high. Higher levels of cholesterol and triglycerides put you at much greater risk to develop heart disease. How do I know if Vasacor will work for me? St