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Saturday, November 22, 2008 J. Rockett, Community Member, asks

Q: My HDL IS 131 and LDL IS 114. Is this considered good or bad?

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11/24/08 1:12pm

Hi J. Rockett,


The normal range for LDL is 70-130 mg/dl.  Depending on your situation, your MD may want LDL to be less than 100 mg/dl. 


HDL is beneficial to heart health, so usually high HDL levels (>60 mg/dl) are desirable and protect against heart disease.  However, not a lot of research has been completed on HDL levels greater than 100.  It's best to speak with your MD to evaluate your risk.


All the best,


Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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