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super high HDL

I just got the results from my Berkeley Heart Test back.  The results are as follows:
Total Cholesterol:  300
LDL:  110 (mostly large buoyant particles but some small dense)
HDL:  182  (large particle)
Triglycerides:  40

The test also yields some specialized genetic information that I'm not real clear on.  Anyway, my Dr. said he wasn't sure what to do, if anything, but was uncomfortable not treating a total cholesterol of 300.  His recommendation is for me to take a low dose of Lipitor.   I've always had high HDL, about 130, but it really shot up when I started taking fish oil, which I take for its general health benefits.   I've always heard that you want your HDL as high as you can get it.  Is that really true?   Should I stop taking fish oil?  By the way, I'm not going to take Lipitor
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Welcome and thanks for your question. High HDL in excess of 150 can sometimes indicate an underlying condition with your liver. Take a look at the link below. It is a little complicated to read but it should put you at ease and help you understand what's going on.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/121187-overview#a0101

Also, ask your doctor if they think a particle size lipid profile is in order, it may answer many questions.

I hope this helps!

Jon
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