How High Is Too High for HDL?

For years, we've heard the higher the level of HDL cholesterol (known as the 'good cholesterol), the better.  Those of us specializing in functional medicine, however, know that there are ideal parameters within the bell curve.  HDL levels above 60 mg/dL have been found be associated with increased risk of heart disease and may also contribute to turning on auto-immune processes.  The sweet spot is 40-60 mg/dL for HDL. Check out Boston Heart Diagnostics for more information on detailed and up-to-date cardiac profiles and interpretation.

Julie Freeman