HDL vs LDL: Cholesterol Ratio
It’s a bit of misconception the idea about HDL is being the good cholesterol and LDL being the bad cholesterol, says Lisa Klein-Davis, Physician Assistant with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.
She explains some people can have the same amount of what is bad or good cholesterol, but some people might be more prone to particles being atherogenic or plaque forming type particles where somebody else with the same number.
Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health Officer with Baptist Health South Florida, agrees with her and affirms he tells people there’s no such thing as good and bad cholesterol. “There’s cholesterol,” he affirms.
He also says cholesterol doesn’t travel freely in the body, it’s encased in lipoprotein particles and there is not a cholesterol disease. The disease is atherosclerosis.