What is total cholesterol?

Answer Cholesterol is "a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body," according to MedlinePlus. Total cholesterol is a measure of two types of blood cholesterol as well as tri... Read More »

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What causes high total cholesterol?

Cholesterol is an important nutrient for cell building and in the creation of some hormones. Your liver typically produces enough cholesterol on its own to supply your body's cholesterol needs, so ... Read More »

What makes up your total cholesterol number?

The American Heart Association states that proper management of cholesterol is "the first step for a healthy heart." Understanding your total cholesterol number means learning how to balance the "... Read More »

My lipid profile total cholesterol 187 triglycerides 257 hdl 47.1 ldl 88.5 vldl 51.4.What?

Your triglyceride level is high. It is a risk factor for pancreatitis.Triglyceride levels are also reduced by moderate exercise and by consuming omega-3 fatty acids from fish, flax seed oil, and ot... Read More »

Do you think my total cholesterol is too low?