Less than 200 mg/dL
240 mg/dL and higher
In general, individuals in the high risk category have two times the risk of heart disease compared to those with an optimal level of total cholesterol.
The higher your HDL cholesterol, the better. A level of 60 or more is considered to protect your heart. An HDL level below 40 is considered low.
Less than 100mg/dL
190 mg/dL or higher
In general, the lower your LDL cholesterol, the lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Individual recommendations for cholesterol levels may vary depending on your current health conditions, risk factors for heart disease, stroke or other diseases, and if you are taking certain medications.
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