My Total Cholesterol Is 149, Hdl Is 47, Triglycerides Are 126 And Ldl Is 77.. Is This Bad?

Question

Asked by jb

My Total Cholesterol Is 149, Hdl Is 47, Triglycerides Are 126 And Ldl Is 77.. Is This Bad?

50 years old

Answer

Hi JB,

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's a post you may want to review:

How to Increase HDL Cholesterol

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN