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What should your LDL cholesterol be less than? mG/DL??

I got blood test done on 2-9-07. Total Cholesterol was 219. HDL was 35. LDL was 154. Triglyceride was 149. LDL / HDL Ratio is 4.4. I am 26 yrs old, Male, 6 3 , 255 lbs. Non-smoker. You could say I have a high fat diet. I like to eat eggs and sausage in the morning, and cheeseburgers in the afternoon. I get plenty of exercise though. I run/walk a mile on the treadmill before lifting weights at the gym 4-5 times a week. My doctor would not prescribe me statin drugs because of liver function tests coming back abnormal. So I take an aspirin at night.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Your total cholesterol should be less than 200. HDL should be greater than 40, LDL less than 150, and triglycerides should be less than 160. 81 mg Aspirin is great, but YOUR DIET IS WHAT REALLY MATTERS!!!! You should reduce your fats: saturated fat intake should be no more that 7% of your diet. Also reduce trans fats. Cheeseburgers are LOADED with fats, so is sausage. Try turkey burgers and turkey sausage. You should eat at least 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day. Eat good grains for breakfast (Cheerios are great). No matter how much exercise you are getting daily, you must combine it with a healthy diet to receive positive results. If you continue eating all the foods high in fats, carbs, and cholesterol, you can end up with clogged arteries and die of a heart attack, which I am sure your health care provider has informed you of. PS. Raswell R is full of crap. I don't know where he is getting his information from, but it is a load of bull!!! I am a registered nurse and have been taught all the dangers of cholesterol and how is leads to atherosclerosis. Cholesterol leads to plaque build up in your arteries. I don't know what this guy is trying to do, but his information is FALSE!!!
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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