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Is cholesterol 216 o.K. If HDL is >100 and ratio is 2.1?

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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: May be

The ratio and both LDL and HDL are more important than the total cholesterol.
However your level is in the borderline area. Search fro ncep / atp iii guidelines or see the attached picture for a brief glimpse.

In brief: May be

The ratio and both LDL and HDL are more important than the total cholesterol.
However your level is in the borderline area. Search fro ncep / atp iii guidelines or see the attached picture for a brief glimpse.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibly

Hdl >100 is considered high, but high cholesterol does not necessarily protect an individual from the adverse effects on increased LDL cholesterol.
In fact , very high cholesterol can sometimes be "pro-atherogenic" or "dysfunctional" and can also be a marker of increased cholesterol absorption, and seen in patients with inherited forms of high cholesterol . Bottom line- have a complete evaluation.

In brief: Possibly

Hdl >100 is considered high, but high cholesterol does not necessarily protect an individual from the adverse effects on increased LDL cholesterol.
In fact , very high cholesterol can sometimes be "pro-atherogenic" or "dysfunctional" and can also be a marker of increased cholesterol absorption, and seen in patients with inherited forms of high cholesterol . Bottom line- have a complete evaluation.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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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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