What is a cholesterol reading?

Answer A substance called cholesterol exists in the body's bloodstream where it produces cell membranes and some hormones and helps regulate bodily functions. The body requires some cholesterol, but exces... Read More »

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What is a healthy cholesterol reading?

Cholesterol is naturally produced by the body and serves many important roles. Dietary cholesterol, when consumed in excess amounts, can lead to a number of problems. Fortunately, you can do severa... Read More »

What is a normal cholesterol reading?

According to the American Heart Association, total cholesterol levels should be under 200mg. Individuals with levels of 240 or more are at twice the risk of developing coronary heart disease than t... Read More »

What does ldl stand for in a cholesterol reading?

LDL stands for "low-density lipoprotein." Generally, LDL is referred to as the "bad" type of cholesterol, while its counterpart HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is referred to as the "good" type of c... Read More »

What is a good blood cholesterol reading?

The American Heart Association reports that a total blood cholesterol level of less than 200 milligrams per deciliter is desirable. The AHA also suggests keeping your LDL, or bad, cholesterol level... Read More »