Originally Posted by wimzie
Can someone please help me figure out my cholesterol results?
cholesterol 5.23 (H)
chol. LDL 2.70
chol. HDL 1.95
chol. LDL to HDL Ratio 1.4
chol. to HDL ratio 2.7
You don't have anything to worry about. Your total cholesterol is higher than the top end of the so called "normal" range because your HDL is very high (should be higher than 1.0 and yours is 1.95). The higher HDL is, the better. So the guidelines don't make sense when when HDL is high....
Anyway, a better indication of heart attack risk is the TC:HDL ratio. The guideline is that it should be less than 4.5. As yours is only 2.7, your heart attack risk is very low. So just keep on doing whatever youare doing.