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1:1 Cholesterol Ratio?

I just got my lab results back and I've improved my cholesterol even more. Right now, I'm at HDL: 96 and LDL: 110 (last year it was 84/118).

I'm wondering if it is possible to reach a 1:1 ratio (HDL:LDL), and if at some point I can have too much HDL. Can HDL be higher than LDL? I'm sure I can lower my LDL pretty easily - every Wednesday I eat two 3/4lbs hamburgers in one sitting and that can't be good!

Also, how common is it to find someone with an HDL of 96?

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replied May 4th, 2007
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Re: 1:1 Cholesterol Ratio?
Sandman71 wrote:
I just got my lab results back and I've improved my cholesterol even more. Right now, I'm at HDL: 96 and LDL: 110 (last year it was 84/118).

I'm wondering if it is possible to reach a 1:1 ratio (HDL:LDL), and if at some point I can have too much HDL. Can HDL be higher than LDL? I'm sure I can lower my LDL pretty easily - every Wednesday I eat two 3/4lbs hamburgers in one sitting and that can't be good!

Also, how common is it to find someone with an HDL of 96?

Thanks!


Im not 100% sure but i dont think you can.

But HDL is good to have lots becuase it reverses the cycle of atherosclerosis
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replied February 8th, 2019
I just had my yearly physical/labs. HDL 72 LDL 77. That's about as close to 1:1 that I've heard of. I'm in the best health/fitness of my life now. All this after my having survived a minor hemorrhagic stroke, then an ischemic stroke, then 1 1/2 years later, another hemorrhagic stroke that nearly killed me and required a 6 month stint in a skilled nursing facility/rehab. It all happened between 2007 and 2009. No complaints here, 66 seasons of life and counting!
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replied March 11th, 2019
Yes, it's possible.
I always have higher HDL than LDL. I just had mine checked this morning, and my HDL was 88. My LDL was 73. However, I understand this is not common. Despite bad genes throughout my family tree, I usually do well. (Last year my LDL was a little lower, but so was my HDL.)

Of note, I have a lot of dietary restrictions due to interstitial cystitis and a gluten sensitivity, so I stay away from processed food. I still eat meat in moderation, usually prepared at home, and I have a weakness for sugar (usually my own homemade treats), but otherwise I eat quite healthily. I'm not as physically active as I should be.

-My husband also has amazing cholesterol numbers (usually a little better than mine), but he's just lucky; he eats whatever he wants, and it's often unhealthy. He DOES have good genes.
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