A 28-year-old female asked:
Should i be concerned if my total cholesterol level is low at 3,56 mmol/l?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Lab ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside on either end. Be glad, as long as you feel well.
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Perhaps slightly: Most doctors think cholesterol is just something that clogs arteries but most chol. is made by our bodies as an essential component of cell membranes and building block for steroid hormones. Evidence suggests that low chol. is associated with increased risk of heart disease, heart failure, stroke and cancer.
But Drs. know more about lowering chol. than raising it.
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Last updated Jan 9, 2018
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