Linked to Cholesterol: How can you lower LDL and maintain OR raise HDL?

Everywhere I look online (e.g. Cleveland Clinic), it says about keeping LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) to less than 100 mg/dL and where possible raise HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) to 50mg/dL or higher and reaching this is considered to be good. HDL of 60 or more is considered to be optimum and a protection against heart disease.

I cannot find any figures for Very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) but the Cleveland Clinic gives a Non-HDL limit of

Less than 130 mg/dL.

Does that mean that the VLDL level should be lower than 30mg/dL considering the 100mg/dL limt for LDL?

How do you lower the VLDL levels?

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