5 doctors weighed in:

High and low cholesterol numbers?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below:

Total cholesterol: <200, LDL <130, better if <100.
Should be <70 if at high risk, HDL - for men should be >40, for women >50, triglycerides <150. For details see this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis.

In brief: See below:

Total cholesterol: <200, LDL <130, better if <100.
Should be <70 if at high risk, HDL - for men should be >40, for women >50, triglycerides <150. For details see this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: LDLHDLnotCholesterol

Cholesterol (?$, but misleading): a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), fundamental to 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). Study: nusi.Org, lustig.

In brief: LDLHDLnotCholesterol

Cholesterol (?$, but misleading): a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), fundamental to 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). Study: nusi.Org, lustig.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
39 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors