• Mary Mary
    December 27, 2008
    My total cholesterol is high at 205 but HDL=90; LDL=100 and trigl.=73 - should I be concerned?
    Mary Mary
    December 27, 2008

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    December 27, 2008
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    December 27, 2008

    Hi Mary,

     

    Here are the American Heart Association guidelines for cholesterol levels:

     

    Total cholesterol less than 200
    HDL greater than 40, ideally greater than 60
    LDL less than 130
    Triglycerides less than 200

     

    Even though your total cholesterol is slightly elevated, your HDL is excellent, as well as very good LDL and triglyceride levels. From the numbers you've given, I'd say you are doing very well and have no reason for concern. However, always discuss with your MD who knows your entire medical history.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Diet to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

     


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