I am 49 years old and my siblings are around my age as well and they are on medication for high cholesterol. I have not been advised to take anything and was concerned about these numbers since they showed up on my report with a star indicating abnormal/high.
Your HDL and triglyceride levels are within normal. LDL is a little elevated. The American Heart Association recommends LDL be less than 130 mg/dl and ideally less than 100 mg/dl. Check out this posts for some steps you can take to lower LDL cholesterol with diet/lifestyle changes:
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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what would cause the ldl be high, when the hdl and tri are at a good level. i thought if the hdl and tri are at a good level, it is suppose to help the ldl- lower it.
I am running into the same thing. i am a bit concern since i do not know my family history at all. I just find this puzzeling. I hope you can help.
Different diet and lifestyle factors impact LDL versus HDL versus triglycerides, which is why some of your levels can be within normal, while others may be elevated. For example, sugar and alcohol have the greatest impact on triglycerides, while saturated and trans fats have a greater impact on LDL cholesterol.