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Q: I have a hdl of 84 &ldl of 85 what does this mean health wise?

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1/13/13 9:49pm

Hi Mel:


Your numbers look good.


Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:

Total cholesterol less than 200
HDL cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60
LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100
Triglycerides less than 150


Here is a link with information in regards to LDL and HDL cholesterol.


Making Sense of Cholesterol Ratios, Lipid Profiles and Your Heart Disease Risk Scores


Take care,

Tara, RN

Linda23, Community Member
1/14/13 12:03pm

Shortly, you are very very healthy, if you have your total cholesterol, you can calculate the ratio to provide the risk for heart disease. 


Calculation: total cholesterol/hdl = ratio


The normal ratio should be under 5:1 according to AHA (American Heart Association).

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By Mel, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/14/13, First Published: 01/12/13