The Gender Gap in Health: 9 Facts Man VS Woman - Page 4 of 9 - 9facts

The Gender Gap in Health: 9 Facts Man VS Woman

#4. Cholesterol may account for some of the health gap

Cholesterol may account for some of the health gap - 9 Facts Man VS Woman

Males and females have similar LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, but women have substantially higher levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol (60.3 milligrams per deciliter, or mg/dL, versus 48.5 mg/dL on average). HDL cholesterol protects against heart disease, but triglycerides may increase risk — and American men average 158 mg/dL, while women come in at only 135 mg/dL.

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