Lab Results – High total cholesterol?

I got some lab work back today and it indicates that my total cholesterol is high (213) but my HDL, LDL and triglycerides are normal (69, 116, 137). Is this something I should be concerned about? I’m 26 years old, active (I teach dance part time), I don’t have the best diet though. I guess my question is how can my total cholesterol be high if my individual levels are normal?

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  • Good Answerer

    Total cholesterol embraces HDL,LDL, TAG but also VLDL etc. That’s why it may not be a sum;)
    Normal cholesterol is to 200 so you shouldn’t be bothered at all.
    People can have as 400 cholesterol which is dangerous and requires changes in diet and lifestyle.

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