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What is the Ideal range for HDL Cholesterol?

With HDL cholesterol, higher levels are better. Low HDL cholesterol puts you at higher risk for heart disease. 

Based on your gender, the ideal range for HDL cholesterol is the following:

Gender Ideal HDL Cholesterol

Male

Over 40mg/dL 

Female

Over 50mg/dL

 

Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

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