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Hi I'm 45 years old man, my doctor said my cholesterol is168and she said its high. How do I read this?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
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In brief: Hyperlipidemia

Well it depends what type of cholesterol he was referring to, although it most likely is your LDL.
There are different types of cholesterol and different target levels for every patients. Most patients should have an LDL of less than 160 so you are close! Patients with heart problems and diabetes generally should aim for even lower levels such as 100.

In brief: Hyperlipidemia

Well it depends what type of cholesterol he was referring to, although it most likely is your LDL.
There are different types of cholesterol and different target levels for every patients. Most patients should have an LDL of less than 160 so you are close! Patients with heart problems and diabetes generally should aim for even lower levels such as 100.
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