Wednesday, July 2, 2008

LDL HDL Cholesterol levels

LDL HDL Cholesterol levels

The National Cholesterol Education Program released their updated recommended levels of LDL, Total and HDL cholesterol in 2004. The following chart shows the recommended levels for an average low-risk patient:

LDL Cholesterol
Optimal <100

Near Optimal/above Optimal 100-129

Borderline high 130-159

High 160-189

Very high >=190

Total Cholesterol
Desirable <200

Borderline high 200-239

High >=240

HDL Cholesterol
Low <40


The goal of cholesterol management is to keep LDL levels low while keeping HDL levels high. Other than diet, risk factors that can affect LDL levels are

  • Smoking

  • Age

  • Hypertension

  • Low HDL cholesterol

  • Genetic factors

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