My Cholesterol Is 5.9 Is That High

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Asked by yogash kumar

My Cholesterol Is 5.9 Is That High

Answer

Hi Yogash,

I'm not sure if 5.9 is your ratio of Total Cholesterol to HDL cholesterol or if it is your total cholesterol in a different unit of measure.

If it's your total cholesterol to HDL ratio, it is desirable for this ratio to be less than 5. It's optimal for the ratio to be 3.5.

If this is your total cholesterol, I'd need to know the unit of measure. I am familiar with mg/dL. Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg/dL.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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