The low HDL dilemma (lowest ever @ 39) - labs here.
As you can see, a dramatic decrease in total cholesterol and LDL-C on my standard lipid test from prior labs.
But why did my HDL sink along with the other lipid markers?
I check all the boxes for doing things to raise it (fish oil, niacin...
I think I will need to drink at least 5 oz of wine a day to increase HDL cholesterol by 10%.
This seems like a good way to raise my HDL, the only downside I see is 5 oz of wine is ~133 calories. I have read this can also increase my insulin sensitivity, but on the other hand is a source of...
Higher dose testosterone can decrease HDL.
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Why does testosterone therapy decrease HDL cholesterol in some men?
HDL (High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol) particles are sometimes referred to as "good cholesterol" because they can transport fat molecules...
Effect of testosterone replacement therapy on lipids and lipoproteins in hypogonadal and elderly men.
Zgliczynski S, et al.
Journal Atherosclerosis. 1996 Mar;121(1):35-43.
We investigated the effects of long-term testosterone replacement in hypogonadal and elderly men on...