I am 4foot11, 156, (yeah I know) my cholestrol was just told to me...225 ? what does that mean ?
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
It helps if you learn the breakdown of your total cholesterol. By that I mean, learn your HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. The number that is high can determine the most effective treatment plan.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson, RD
Lower Cholesterol Naturally
What does the test result mean?
For adults, in a routine setting where testing is done to screen for risk, the test results are grouped in three categories of risk:
The risk categories for children and adolescents are different than adults. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about your child’s results.
In a treatment setting, testing is used to see how much cholesterol is decreasing as a result of treatment. The goal for the amount of change or the final (target) value will be set by your doctor. The target value is usually based on