I Am M/41yrs, Having, Cholesterol 261mg/dl,triglycerides-305mg/dl, Hdl-30mg/dl, Ldl-170mg/dl And Very Low Density Lipoprotein-61mg/dl.what Is My Risk Factor? Is It Required To Be Treated?

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I Am M/41yrs, Having, Cholesterol 261mg/dl,triglycerides-305mg/dl, Hdl-30mg/dl, Ldl-170mg/dl And Very Low Density Lipoprotein-61mg/dl.what Is My Risk Factor? Is It Required To Be Treated?

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Hi Santosh,

Yes, I encourage you to take steps to improve your levels.

Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:

Total cholesterol less than 200
HDL cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60
LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100
Triglycerides less than 150

Here is some information you may want to review:

4 Steps to Lower LDL Cholesterol

Tips to Raise HDL Cholesterol

How to Lower Triglycerides

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN