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High Cholesterol, high HDL, low triglycerides
LDL = Total Cholesterol - HDL - triglycerides/5.
This doesn't diffrentiate between LDL A (no risk) or B (at risk for heart disease).
Studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between a low triglyceride/high HDL level and LDL pattern A (good kind).
On the other hand, a high triglyceride/low HDL level is strongly associated with LDL pattern B (heart disease risk). Thus high triglycerides are an independent risk factor for heart disease.
From this you can calculate that in your situation a high LDL is mostly Type A (good), confirmed by a high HDL and low triglyrerides and that therefore there a very low risk of heart disease.
Having high cholesterol may still be healthy if good cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and other markers of cardiovascular health are good. You can calculate this here. People with high good cholesterol levels (60 mg/dL or more) and low levels of triglycerides (less than 100 mg/dL) may actually be at a lower risk for heart disease than people with normal cholesterol levels who have lower levels of good cholesterol and higher levels of bad cholesterol.
Hope this helps,
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