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Q: My total cholesterol is 119. My hdl is 30. Is this good are bad?

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12/13/11 11:31pm

Hi Jek:

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


You total cholesterol is looking good. Your HDL, otherwise known as the "good cholesterol", is low. 


Below I've listed links to articles you may find of some use:

Tips to Raise Your HDL

Raise HDL Naturally

"How To Raise HDL" Articles


Take care,



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By Jek, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/13/11, First Published: 12/12/11