• Jek Jek
    December 12, 2011
    My total cholesterol is 119. My hdl is 30. Is this good are bad?
    Jek Jek
    December 12, 2011

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  • Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    December 13, 2011
    Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    December 13, 2011

    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,

    Tara

     


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