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Q: My total cholesterol is high at 205 but HDL=90; LDL=100 and trigl.=73 - should I be concerned?

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12/27/08 2:25pm

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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BOB, Community Member
8/24/09 11:10am

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

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