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Q: My total Cholesterol is 210, HDL=108,LDL=89, Triglycerides=64, ratio=1.9. Should I reduce LDL?

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2/11/09 5:00pm

Hi Anne,


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

Your levels look great! However, that doesn't mean you don't have other health issues that warrant a lower LDL. It's always best to consult your physician who fully knows your medical history to determine the levels that are best for you.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally


AJAY, Community Member
6/ 7/09 4:37am

my hdl level is 39 my ldl level is 108 what can i do pls reply

6/ 7/09 11:19am

Hi Ajay,


You'd benefit from raising your HDL levels. Check out the following post:


Tips on How to Raise Your HDL


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By confused, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 02/11/09