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What's the recommended cholesterol level?

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Total cholesterol is recommended to be less than 200.
The more important bad cholesterol, ldl, recommended level is based on your personal risk factors.

In brief: Depends

Total cholesterol is recommended to be less than 200.
The more important bad cholesterol, ldl, recommended level is based on your personal risk factors.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Dr. Louis Krenn
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