HDL cholesterol can be thought of as the “good” cholesterol because a healthy level may protect against heart attack and stroke.
HDL carries the LDL or the bad cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver. At that point the LDL is broken down and passed from the body. HDL cholesterol doesn’t completely eliminate LDL cholesterol. Only one-third to one-fourth of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL.*
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in the body. They store excess energy from your diet.
A high triglyceride level combined with high LDL (bad) cholesterol or low HDL (good) cholesterol is linked with fatty buildups within the artery walls, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.*
Visit a BluMine clinic today to get your cholesterol checked or a full biometrics panel run. Visit our locations page to find the closest clinic to you!