Blood Cholesterol

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Blood Cholesterol
Total cholesterol is the total amount of cholesterol in the blood which includes LDL and HDL.
LDL Low Density Lipoproteins (Bad Cholesterol)
HDL High Density Lipoproteins (Good Cholesterol)
The desirable Total Cholesterol level is less than 200mg/dl
It is borderline high if it is between 200-239
It is high if the level is 240 mg/dl and above.
LDL levels should be less than 100 mg/dl.
HDL levels shuld be more than 40 mg/dl HDL level of 60 mg/dl is very good.
This test is done after 10-12 hours fasting.

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