Whats a good cholesterol level?

my cholesterol level
i am male , 26 years old

cholesterol 167
LDL 105
HDL 45
Triglycerides 86
is that good or bad ?
is it goood to eat alot of garlic ?
the doctor said its normal


  • Loving_Heart

    Yes they are excellent, you can take garlic but not in heavy amount or else you will develop gastritis.
    This will be infirmative for you:

    Cholesterol Levels

    AHA Recommendation

    Cholesterol plays a major role in a person’s heart health. High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. That’s why it’s important for all people to know their cholesterol level. They should also learn about their other risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

    Total blood cholesterol is the most common measurement of blood cholesterol. It’s the number you receive as test results. Cholesterol is measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL).

    Blood cholesterol for adults is classified by levels. Your healthcare provider must interpret your cholesterol numbers based on other risk factors such as age, gender, family history, race, smoking, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes.

    The American Heart Association endorses the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines for detection of high cholesterol. The Third Report of the Expert panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III or ATP III) was released in 2001. It recommends that everyone age 20 and older have a fasting "lipoprotein profile" every five years. This test is done after a 9–12-hour fast without food, liquids or pills. It gives information about total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or "good" cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats).

    Researchers have established healthy ranges for each of these. They’re given in the lists below. If a fasting lipoprotein profile isn’t possible, the values for total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol are acceptable.
    Initial classification based on total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol Level Category

    Less than 200 mg/dL

    Desirable level that puts you at lower risk for coronary heart disease. A cholesterol level of 200 mg/dL or higher raises your risk.

    200 to 239 mg/dL
    Borderline high

    240 mg/dL and above

    High blood cholesterol. A person with this level has more than twice the risk of coronary heart disease as someone whose cholesterol is below 200 mg/dL.

    HDL Cholesterol Level

    Less than 40 mg/dL
    (for men)
    Less than 50 mg/dL
    (for women)
    Low HDL cholesterol. A major risk factor for heart disease.

    60 mg/dL and above
    High HDL cholesterol. An HDL of 60 mg/dL and above is considered protective against heart disease.

    If your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or more, or your HDL cholesterol is less than 40 mg/dL (for men) and less than 50 mg/dL (for women), you need to have a lipoprotein profile done to determine your LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. If your cholesterol is high or you have other risk factors, your healthcare provider will likely want to monitor your cholesterol more closely. Follow your provider’s advice about how often to have your cholesterol tested. He or she will set appropriate management goals based on your LDL cholesterol level and other risk factors.
    LDL Cholesterol Level Category

    Less than 100 mg/dL

    100 to 129 mg/dL
    Near or above optimal

    130 to 159 mg/dL
    Borderline high

    160 to 189 mg/dL

    190 mg/dL and above
    Very high

    Your LDL cholesterol goal depends on how many other risk factors you have.†

    * If you don’t have coronary heart disease or diabetes and have one or no risk factors, your LDL goal is less than 160 mg/dL.
    * If you don’t have coronary heart disease or diabetes and have two or more risk factors, your LDL goal is less than 130 mg/dL.
    * If you do have coronary heart disease or diabetes, your LDL goal is less than 100 mg/dL.

    Triglyceride is the most common type of fat in the body. Many people who have heart disease or diabetes have high triglyceride levels. Normal triglyceride levels vary by age and sex. A high triglyceride level combined with low HDL cholesterol or high LDL cholesterol seems to speed up atherosclerosis (the buildup of fatty deposits in artery walls). Atherosclerosis increases the risk for heart attack and stroke.
    Triglyceride Level Category

    Less than 150 mg/dL

    150–199 mg/dL
    Borderline high

    200–499 mg/dL

    500 mg/dL and above
    Very high


  • girls just wanna have fun!!!

    as for the total cholesterol anything under 200 is good, but if you have heart disease then its supposed to be under 100. garlic is good for you. you could also take fish oil pills (1000-1200 mg.) you should check with your doctor.

  • Megan D

    looks good, except your HDL could stand to be a little higher. 60 is an ideal reading for HDL.

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