My Total Cholesterol Is 210, Hdl= 48 Mg/dl, Ldl= 141 Mg/dl, Trglycerides =107 Mg/dl,should I Reduce Ldl? What Causes This To Be High?

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My Total Cholesterol Is 210, Hdl= 48 Mg/dl, Ldl= 141 Mg/dl, Trglycerides =107 Mg/dl,should I Reduce Ldl? What Causes This To Be High?

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Hi Qwert:

Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association for cholesterol levels:

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 a couple links that reviews cholesterol in more detail-

Cholesterol Risk Factors-http://www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/understanding-cholesterol-000023_2-145.html?ic=506019

Making Sense of Cholesterol Ratios-http://www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/c/42538/39391/cholesterol.