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Total Cholesterol

Below 200 mg/dL

Below 5.2 mmol/L

Desirable

200-239 mg/dL

5.2-6.2 mmol/L

Borderline high

240 mg/dL and above

Above 6.2 mmol/L

High

 

LDL Cholesterol

Below 100 mg/dL

Below 2.6 mmol/L

Normal

100-159 mg/dL

2.6-4.1 mmol/L

Borderline high

160-189 mg/dL

4.1-4.9 mmol/L

high

190 mg/dL and above

Above 4.9 mmol/L

Very high

HDL Cholesterol

Below 40 mg/dL, Males

Below 50 mg/dL, Females

Below 1 mmol/L, Males

Below 1.293 mnol/L, Females

Poor

40-59 mg/dL

1-1.5 mmol/L

Better

60 mg/dL and above

Above 1.5 mmol/L

Best

 

Below 150 mg/dL

Below 1.7 mmol/L

Desirable

150-199 mg/dL

1.7-2.2 mmol/L

Borderline high

200-499 mg/dL

2.3-5.6 mmol/L

High

500 mg/dL and above

Above 5.6 mmol/L

Very high

 

Types of Cholesterols:

There are two types of cholesterol in the human body,

  • Good or high-density cholesterol
  • Bad cholesterol or low density.

 

Saturated fat:

Fat causes high cholesterol when consumed excessively for a long period of time.

 

Unsaturated fats:

Positive fats beneficial to the body and protect it from several diseases.