Cholesterol question?

If one has a total cholesterol level of 250 and the LDL is 200 would the HDL be the other 50? In other words is LDL + HDL all that makes up the total cholesterol number?
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  • JustMe

    Yes, your cholesterol number of 250 combines the HDL and the LDL. A total cholesterol of 240 or more is considered high. An HDL of 40 or less is considered a high risk for the development of heart disease. Optimal range for HDL is 60 or more. Triglycerides can also raise heart disease risk. Levels 200 or more are considered high.

    Cholesterol can ususally be managed naturally with proper diet, exercise and all natural supplementation.

    Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions.

  • Ricardo

    If your total cholesterol level is 250 I wouldn’t worry about the equation I would go see my doctor today and get some sound life style changing advise.

  • gangadharan_nair

    LDL-(Normal-90-200 mg/dL) But for diabetic patients-normal is less than100 mg/dL.
    Serum Cholesterol- (Normal-150-200 mg/dL)
    HDL- (Normal-35-65 mg/dL) But for diabetic patients, normal is above 50 mg/dL.
    Serum Triglycerides-(Normal-Less than 150 mg/dL)
    For normal healthy persons, Serum triglycerides is less than 200 mg/dL. But for diabetic patients, the normal is less than 150 mg/dL.
    VLDL Cholesterol-15-45 mg/dL.
    Serum cholesterol – HDL=(Serum triglycerides/5) + LDL.
    All components except HDL are bad for health if they exceed above normal. You can reduce cholesterol by diet, exercise and drugs.
    Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. This kind of diet includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish (not canned in oil), vegetables, poultry, egg whites, and polyunsaturated oils and margarines (corn, safflower, canola, and soybean oils). Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, lard, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.
    Please see the webpages for more details on Cholesterol.

  • yes

  • Yes in a way there is a formula but that is not it. There is more to the formula then that. That would be TOO easy!

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