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Q: I am a 28 year old male and my CHO cholesterol is 227 , my HDL is 63 and my LDL is 148. Is it normal or there is a problem

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1/31/13 12:23pm

Hi Besan,

 

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

 

Based on the above guidelines, your total cholesterol is elevated, LDL cholesterol is elevated, and HDL cholesterol is within normal limits. Here are links to more information:


Checklist to Lower Cholesterol

How to Lower LDL Cholesterol

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

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By besan, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/31/13, First Published: 01/29/13