What do you think of HDL versus LDL cholesterol?
Both of them are anti-inflammatory. That's part of the protective
effect; the protein which carries the cholesterol itself has a very
important biological effect, defending against things that would
irritate and inflame. Studies have shown that there's a close
correlation between high HDL and some of the inflammatory diseases
such as cancer because it rises defensively against exposure to those
chemical irritants. The level of HDL or the proportion of it to the
total cholesterol is partly just reflecting how stressful your
environment is. For example, drinking too much alcohol will raise your
HDL. Being exposed to too much of the fish oil type of irritation
(peroxidation) will raise your HDL defensively.
So you're saying that HDL is the bad cholesterol?
No, it's defensive, but having it high doesn't necessarily mean that
you're on a good diet program, because just drinking too much liquor
can raise it.
What ratio would you say is a good sign?
I don't think it is as simple as that, but 2 or 3 LDL to 1 HDL is
My trigs are good, my cholesterol is good; high HDL and low LDL signifies impaired steroid synthesis, since less cholesterol is available in the mitochondria for steroidogenesis. Anything about fructose raising trigs in a harmful way is unsubstantiated bull. Thyroid is linked to both. You should know that.