High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) - PERLA Health

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), also called the “good cholesterol”, is a lipoprotein that picks up cholesterol and transports it to the liver, where it gets removed by the body. Having high levels of HDL can lower your risk for conditions and diseases that are associated with cholesterol, such as heart disease and stroke.


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