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Doctor insights on: Healthy Cholesterol Levels By Age

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Does ghee helps in lowering the cholesterol levels? Is it healthy?

Does ghee helps in lowering the cholesterol levels? Is it healthy?

Absolutely not: ghee or clarified butter isn't good for you at all. It is a fat that is solid at room temperature and as such high in saturated fats. Saturated fats and all data solid at room temp is to be avoided and especially in South Asians who are at heightened risk for coronary artery disease. South Asians are "CAD equivalent". Pls check your fasting lipids and change your lifestyle as needed. ...Read more

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What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

Cholesterol Varies: You are asking a very broad question that misses the point. The risks come from a combination of things. The total cholesterol count is nearly irrelevant in the bigger picture. But, the general well known cutoff for normal for this one part of the cholesterol panel is 200 mg/dl or lower. ...Read more

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Hi Team I am 27 years, weight 80kgs, but my cholesterol level is 260, is my health status serious or fine enough. Please reply. Thanks in advance.

Hi Team

I am 27 years, weight 80kgs, but my cholesterol level is 260, is my health status serious or fine enough.

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Thanks in advance.

260=elevated: A serum cholesterol of 260 is elevated. If weight loss and low carb reduced fat diet do not help you may be a candidate for treatment with a statin. Exercise and diet will help. See your physician for guidance. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How much fat/cholesterol can I have a day?I have a bit elevated levels, not much and i eat mostly healthy.But not everything I have contains zero fat

How much fat/cholesterol can I have a day?I have a bit elevated levels, not much and i eat mostly healthy.But not everything I have contains zero fat

Good Fat is good: It's only bad fat, like transfats, that are bad. Good fat like oilve oil and coconut oil is good for us. The low fat diet is not healthy. About 20% of your lab values for cholesterol come from diet, the rest from our body. Being a fat head can be good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I ate unhealthy at a young age, but never had any problems like cholesterol and blood pressure. Am healthy now, but could child diet affectme late on?

I ate unhealthy at a young age, but never had any problems like cholesterol and blood pressure. Am healthy now, but could child diet affectme late on?

Don't worry: There is a "pop" / government claim that the primary prevention of atherosclerosis must begin in early childhood with diet, simply because of the existence of fatty streaks -- tiny spots in arteries superficially resembling real disease and seen in all youngsters. Most of my fellow-pathologists discount this and believe these lesions are inconsequential. Adopt a fitness lifestyle now & it's moot. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

No: That is an elevated level. This is often due to genetics. Diet and exercise may help and it should be checked again in the near future. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a healthy cholesterol level for a 16 year old girl who weighs about 110?

The best..: ..Is a total cholesterol less than 120. In general, the higher your HDL (good cholesterol) and the lower your LDL (bad cholesterol) the better. Up to 160-180 is still alright, but the LDL needs to stay less than 100. Over 200 is high. ...Read more

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Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl , HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal.. Is this very high ?

Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl , HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal.. Is this very high
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Something isn't: adding up. Perhaps typo...your ID info says age 76, not 16. Total cholesterol is given in mg/dl (370 IS high), but other values in mmol/l. However LDL of 7.36 mmol/l (284 mg/dl) is QUITE high, too. Unfortunately your 1.16 mmol/l (44 mg/dl) HDL isn't very far into the protective range. Ratio is high. Notes say you have had heart stent so cholesterol needs to be much lower;need meds. Review with Doc ...Read more

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41 year old healthy male. Total cholesterol of 235. LDL of 151, HDL of 66, Trigs of 91. Should I be concerned about LDL levels? I exercise/eat well

41 year old healthy male.  Total cholesterol of 235.  LDL of 151, HDL of 66, Trigs of 91.  Should I be concerned about LDL levels? I exercise/eat well

Yes: Depending on your family history and other risk factors you may need medical treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered these tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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If LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol is there a healthy level?

If LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol is there a healthy level?

Less than 100 : Ldl that is less than 100 is considered optimal. If you have heart disease then your doctor may recommend that it be less than 70. ...Read more

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I know LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol, but are there healthy levels that are good for you?

I know LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol, but are there healthy levels that are good for you?

Depends on Particles: Ldl can be estimated by cholesterol (ldl-c) or measured by particle number (apob or NMR ldl-p). However, ldl-c and ldl-p do not equally predict cardiovascular risk. When ldl-c and ldl-p values disagree (due to cholesterol variability per particle) cvd risk tracks with LDL particle number, not ldl-c values. Ideal ldl-p values are <1000 nmol/l for high risk patients and <1300 nmol for everyone else. ...Read more

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How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

Both related to stre: There have been many studies showing a direct link between stress and heart disease. Cortisol levels, the stress hormone, are greatly increased during times of stress or lack of sleep. Studies on animals have shown a significant increase in coronary artery disease and strokes. Studies on human beings have shown the same trend. Stress can have a big impact on cholesterol levels as well. ...Read more

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My most recent HDL cholesterol level was 89. How high can HDL go in normal healthy people?

My most recent HDL cholesterol level was 89. How high can HDL go in normal healthy people?

Unusual over 100: Hdl cholesterol (hdl-c) levels over 100 are vary uncommon. In general, high hdl-c may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity. ...Read more

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How can I make my cholesterol level come down? It's in the family (no obesity) and I do not exaggerate with fat food. I eat healthy.

How can I make my cholesterol level come down? It's in the family (no obesity)  and I do not exaggerate with fat food. I eat healthy.

High cholesterol: It appears that you have inherited your high chol. You should eat low fat foods but this will not be enough. You will need to take medicine class of drugs called statins. These type cause very little problems. Keeping your chol. Low will add years to your life and certainly less damage to your arteries. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out

Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out

Need to know more: As triglyceride (tg) levels increase the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) is characteristically high. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is elevated regardless of of ldl-c levels. To better assess your lipoprotein status i recommend checking lipoprotein particle numbers (ldl-p and hdl-p). ...Read more

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