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Too Low Cholesterol

This is liver related and not sure if there's a specific forum for that, but here it is:  My 22 year old son's total cholesterol is 110, ldl 50, hdl 46, tryglicerides are normal low.  I'm concerned about this total number but his doctor is not.  Should I insist on going further to find if there's an underlying cause? Thanks.
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159619 tn?1318997813
These numbers are fine. They are on the low side but there is no real link to low cholesterol and any real health risks. Your son's LDL is the only thing that is low, everything else is good. The body uses cholesterol to build cells and it also helps with thought processes as well. If your son is not symptomatic I would go with the doctor.

Good luck,

Jon
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1147530 tn?1314825196
Thanks for the response.  Everything I read online indicates that anything under 125 should be ruled out.  But i agree with you, I think I should relax for a while and see what the next set of numbers are in a year or so.
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