My Total Cholesterol Is 177. Tris 271. Hdl 29.ldl 94. What Does This Mean?

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My Total Cholesterol Is 177. Tris 271. Hdl 29.ldl 94. What Does This Mean?

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Hi MB,

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

I recommend you review the following two posts:

Tips on How to Raise Your HDL
Triglycerides: Why They Matter and How to Lower Them

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps