ON THE EXTREMES
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.