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A 36-year-old male asked:

My cholesterol level is 5.3 is it ok?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Likely ok: Your cholesterol level is just above the normal limit. You need to test all of your lipids, including HDL and triglycerides for proper evaluation.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is a 5.3 cholesterol ok?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ≤700 nmol/l, HDL ≥45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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