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My husband’s HDL is 26. He’s almost 40 and has been trying to raise it for 9 years. The reason it is GOOD is because HDL actually removes cholesterol from artery walls (and other places). Studies have shown the higher your HDL the lower is the incidence of coronary disease
HEMOGLOBIN A1c (pronounced hee-muh-gloh-bin A-1-C) is a very useful measure of blood sugar (glucose). It tells us if the blood sugar has been elevated, and to what degree, over a 2-3 month window.
Do You Know YOUR Numbers? Make sure you get your test (simple blood test) done to know where you stand. If you have a family history of high cholesterol, you may require medicine to lower your numbers to non-dangerous levels. Here are the components of cholesterol (also called Lipids): 1. HDL (The Good cholesterol–I call [...]