I Am A 64 Yr Old Female Whose Total Cholesterol Is 143. Is That Good Or Bad

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I Am A 64 Yr Old Female Whose Total Cholesterol Is 143. Is That Good Or Bad

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Hi Carol,

Your cholesterol is getting on the low side. Some side effects are seen with levels below 160 mg/dl. Here are the guidelines recommended by 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

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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