My Hdl Is 131 And Ldl Is 114. Is This Considered Good Or Bad?

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My Hdl Is 131 And Ldl Is 114. Is This Considered Good Or Bad?

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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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