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Is it normal for my HDL cholesterol to increase as my LDL and general cholesterol increases? Whenever my cholesterol goes up, so does my HDL level.

Yes, as your total cholesterol goes up, it is normal for your HDL value to increase as well. It is important to note that Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides and HDL levels are directly measured in the blood. LDL cholesterol is an inferred value calculated with the following formula:

Total Cholesterol = LDL + HDL + (Triglycerides/5)

Therefore, using the formula above, if your Total Cholesterol and LDL cholesterol increases, then it is likely your HDL cholesterol will increase as well.

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