HDL Cholesterol Formula

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 = Total Cholesterol - Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol - ( Triglycerides / 5 )
Non HDL = Total Cholesterol - HDL


HDL = High Density Lipoprotein

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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.

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