The below formula is used to find the amount of high density lipoprotein cholesterol in your body. The cholesterol level in blood plays a major role in your heart disease risk. Three types of cholesterol important to take care to control your heart disease risk are HDL, LDL and triglycerides.
HDL is the difference of the total cholesterol, LDL and one fifth of the triglycerides. High density lipoprotein are a type of good cholesterol and hence higher the HDL, higher away from heart diseases.