Ask the Doctor: Should low HDL get more attention?

Ask the Doctor

Should low HDL get more attention?

Q. My doctor is focused on keeping my LDL in a good range, but she doesn't seem too concerned that my HDL is on the low side. Shouldn't it get the same attention?

A. You are asking about one of the important unanswered questions in cardiology. I believe we have enough information, though, to support a more intense focus on HDL.

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