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Is it possible to have a cholesterol level of 5000 ? What are the limits cholesterol can be ?

Is it possible to have a cholesterol level of 5000? What are the limits cholesterol can be ? Apparently, a guy at my work had a cholesterol level of 5000 because of some disease he had. He was given medicine that got his levels down to 1000. I never thought 5000 was a possible number and such a level would make your blood as thick as jelly.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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Nooooooooooo i don't think so where are you coming up with these numbers????????? why did someone you know tell you this????????????
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