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Hello, my cholesterol is 213. LDL 139. HDL 49. Is this dangerous ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Probably not but...

Contrary to popular belief, cholesterol is not a major cause of heart disease; the real cause is inflammation.
However, it is reasonable to look at the subtypes of LDL as if it is mostly the small dense type it is of some concern. You should test other risk factors like CRP, homocysteine and Lp (a). See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67

In brief: Probably not but...

Contrary to popular belief, cholesterol is not a major cause of heart disease; the real cause is inflammation.
However, it is reasonable to look at the subtypes of LDL as if it is mostly the small dense type it is of some concern. You should test other risk factors like CRP, homocysteine and Lp (a). See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67
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