HDL cholesterol is the kind of cholesterol you want more of.
It's called the "good" cholesterol because it helps protect you from getting heart disease.
HDL cholesterol brings cholesterol to your liver, which sends it out of your body. So you want as much HDL as possible.
You can get a blood test to check your cholesterol level. If you're a man and your HDL level is below 40, or a woman with an HDL level lower than 50, you're more likely to get heart disease. Having an HDL level of at least...