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    Default Testosterone cholesterol ldl and hdl

    I am trying to find out about how testosterone is made from cholesterol and how the levels of LDL and HDL either high or low effect testosterone levels.

    is it simply a case of just having higher total cholesterol to increase testosterone higher, with the levels of the 2 lipoproteins LDL and HDL whatever they may be not important for higher T levels?

    Or is the total cholesterol levels less important, and is it a case of higher LDL or higher HDL levels that increase T levels?

    Is testosterone increased by high LDL or High HDL levels?

    Is low LDL good or bad for testosterone levels?


    Thanks so much for reply

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    This is an excellent question. Because testosterone can lead to elevated cholesterol levels, it would be best to keep cholesterol levels around 140. A high cholesterol level is a cardiac risk factor and if you have an elevated cholesterol, this would increase risk of heart attack or stroke.

    The bottom line is keep your cholesterol level at a normal level. If you are on hormone replacement therapy, then monitor your cholesterol and HDL cholesterol every 3-4 months and adjust the testosterone dose accordingly.

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    What is the most important for increasing testosterone via cholesterol levels
    is it simply the higher the total cholesterol the better?
    the higher the hdl?
    the higher the ldl?
    is low ldl bad for testosterone?

    Thanks Joel

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    I need to raise cholesterol naturally to increase my low T levels, hence my questions to you
    thanks

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    Raising cholesterol levels is probably a dangerous way to go. You may just want to try to add DHEA to your supplement regimen. DHEA is a precursor to testosterone. Also making sure your zinc levels are normal and supplement if needed. Zinc is implicated in testosterone production.

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