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What do cholesterol and triglyceride numbers mean for my heart?
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Know your numbers
It's important to know your numbers.
Ideal values are a total cholesterol < 180 mg/dl, triglycerides < 150 mg/dl, LDL as low as possible (close to 70 mg/dl) and HDL as high as possible (at least 50 mg/dl in women).

In brief: Know your numbers
It's important to know your numbers.
Ideal values are a total cholesterol < 180 mg/dl, triglycerides < 150 mg/dl, LDL as low as possible (close to 70 mg/dl) and HDL as high as possible (at least 50 mg/dl in women).
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