Were you looking for information about HDL? Good cholestoral is a common misspelling of good cholesterol.
HDL (high density lipoprotein) is one of the two main types of cholesterol that the body needs to function properly. HDL is also known as "good" cholesterol because it removes excess "bad" cholesterol (LDL) from the blood. The higher your HDL level, the less of a risk you have of developing heart disease. If your HDL level is below 40 mg/dL, you are at a substantially higher risk for developing heart disease.
(To read the full eMedTV article, click HDL. This article provides detailed information on how HDL is used in the body and more details on what are considered normal HDL levels. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)