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What should be the LDL and HDL Cholesterol Ratio?

Is the total cholesetrol count a more serious parameter for an cardiac problem or is it the ratio between the bad cholesterol (LDL) and the good cholesterol (HDL).My total cholesterol is 241 and I am very worried about this.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Aug 2009
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Both the parameters are key. It is not only about LDL and HDL ratio but also the total cholesterol count (the absolute value). If this is over 200, it is a serious matter irrespective of however healthy and normal your LDL to HDL ratio is.
Answered: Mon, 17 Aug 2009
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am a woman of 45 years of age. my total cholestrol is 217. hdl is 48.0 mgs/dl





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