Originally Posted by yackedar
I have recently read one of the first debates on this subject dated December 2000, entitled: "How low should LDL cholesterol be lowered?" by Sergio Fazio and MacRae F Linton.
However, it seems that it is mostly concerned about lowering LDL with (statin) drugs.
If someone has "naturally" low LDL (or lowered through diet, exercise, and loss of body fat without drugs), is there any level at which that may be a concern?
Similarly, is TC < 3.62 mmol/l or 140 mg/dl "abnormally low" in the context of drugs, or when found in someone who is not taking any drugs that affect cholesterol levels? And is it considered unhealthy ("abnormal" may not necessarily be unhealthy)?