A 50-year-old male asked:
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is cholesterol high at 6.2?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Borderline but...: This is borderline high but whether it is of concern depends on the types of cholesterol (hdl, LDL & LDL particle subtypes) and other risk factors. The main cause of cardiovascular disease is not cholesterol but inflammation. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://bit.Ly/19ufoos & http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq.
Answered on Jan 29, 2020
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Dr. Ew Baldwin
19 years experience Cardiology
Yes, but . . .: 6.2 mmol/l (or 240 mg/dl) is usually considered high. But when you and your physician decide what to do about high cholesterol, it's important to consider the numbers in the context of your other cardiovascular risk factors.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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