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what is a good cholestol level

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just want to know if my levels are good
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3147776 tn?1549545810
Do you have your results in front of you? You need to look at both the LDL level and the HDL level - high LDLs are not good (above 190), while high HDL levels are desirable: https://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/guide/understanding-numbers#1
973741 tn?1342342773
There are different cholesterol levels checked, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and the Total. The Total is a combination of the HDL and LDL. The American Heart Association recommends Total cholesterol to be 180 or below.  LDL to be 100 or below and HDL to be 40 to 60.  Those are the usual guidelines doctors use.  good luck
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