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Can you tell me, how bad healthwise is a score of 220 on a cholesterol blood test.?

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Dr. Tso Chen
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends

The risk factors for heart disease and stroke depended on age, cholesterol level (particularly the LDL and hdl), gender, smoking history, and family history.
Without knowing your other history, it's hard to say if your risk is high or not. Generally, I do recommend young heallthy adults to keep total cholesterol below 200 and LDL below 160.

In brief: Depends

The risk factors for heart disease and stroke depended on age, cholesterol level (particularly the LDL and hdl), gender, smoking history, and family history.
Without knowing your other history, it's hard to say if your risk is high or not. Generally, I do recommend young heallthy adults to keep total cholesterol below 200 and LDL below 160.
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