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
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All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
Please settle this debate: My Total cholesterol is 224, Triglycerides 65, HDL 84, LDL 127, and VLDL 13. I say my total is elevated because my HDL is a whopping 84, which is a good, good thing. My PA wants to put me on statins. I say it's not indicated at all. If anything, I can work on my diet and weight to get my triglycerides down to 100, but there's soooo much "good cholesterol" working for me, I'm good. I also have a TSH of 3.74 that may be contributing to this elevation somewhat. We're treating that with 25mg levothyroxineand now I'm back in the water and up to 1500 yds. x3/wk. Feeling much better.
Which is it? Am I a candidate for statins?
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