View Full Version : High good cholesterol?

11-25-2013, 08:02 PM
Hi. I'm a 36 year old female, average weight. I got my cholesterol checked as part of a biometrics screening through work recently. I snuck a peek when they took my numbers and happened to see 256 pop up on the screen. I had just seen my coworker's cholesterol number. It was 167 - and I eat healthier - so this freaked me out. I braced for the bad news when I went back to see the nurse but to my surprise, she seemed unconcerned. She said that my HDL was 99 and that high good cholesterol number is what caused my total cholesterol figure to read so high. It still seems weird to me that my overall number can be almost 100 points higher than my coworker's but I have nothing to worry about. What do you all think?