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Total Cholesterol vs. HDL levels
An_244840 posted:
I have a total Cholesterol of 228, with an HDL of 104. It is a great of HDL to cholesterol, but I am wondering if the amount of total cholesterol outweighs the benefits of the high HDL, and if it would be better for me to start taking a cholesterol lowering drug, even if it results in a lowering of my HDL. I can't find this type of problem discussed anywhere in the literature.
Thank you,
bobby75703 responded:
There is an old saying. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I think that applies very well here.
billh99 responded:
Some expert think that non-HLD is a more important measure of risk.

That is TC-HDL or 124 in your case. And under 130 is optimum.

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