Elevated Cholesterol Serum HDL
High levels of HDL cholesterol seems to provide protection from damage to the arteries. An HDL over 35 mg/dL lowers the risk of heart disease. However, an HDL less than 35 mg/dL increases risk for heart disease.
Cardiovascular Risk by HDL Levels
|Very Low Risk||65||75|
|High Risk||under 25||under 40|
Cardiovascular Risk by Total Cholesterol to HDL Ratio
|Very Low Risk||3.4||3.3|
|High Risk||over 23||over 11|
Continue to Elevated Cholesterol Serum LDL
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