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You can have too much of a good thing when it comes to ‘good’ choles­terol, or HDL. Dan­ish re­searchers tracked more than 116,500 men and women with an av­er­age age of 57 for a pe­riod of six years, and found that women with HDL lev­els that were too high or too low had an in­creased risk of pre­ma­ture death. So what’s a healthy level of HDL? For women, 93mg was as­so­ci­ated with the low­est all­cause mor­tal­ity.

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