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How much HDL cholesterol is too much?
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An_250856 posted:
My current cholesterol levels
Total cholesterol 216
Triglycerides 49
VLDL 10
LDL 105
HDL 101

I have, to my knowledge, never had a coronary event. Is 101 HDL excessively high? It has gone from 80 to 101 over the past 1.5 years.

I have read the results of the PREVEND study and the study by Cossetti, Sparks, Ross et al, both of which identified an increased risk of coronary events in a healthy population with no history of coronary events, but with high HDL and CRP levels. My doctor does not perform CRP tests in the absence of coronary risk factors, but I'm wondering if I should have the CRP test. Or am I just paranoid?
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billh99 responded:
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I could not find anything in PubMed on those authors or PREVEND that related to CRP.

But I google on - high HDL high CRP - and found several articles including other articles by Cossetti.

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=2872
http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/30/8/1502.full
http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/30/8/1657
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22858184

My only thought is that based on a quick look at those article that it appears to be associated with a specific genetic characteristic.

So I would probably not be concerned unless you have a family history of early heart disease.

If you want you can get your own CRP test run.

Google -online blood test-. You pay the company and then sent you to a local lab.
 
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An_250856 replied to billh99's response:
Thanks so much. I may get my own CRP test.


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