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    Cholesterol result.
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    Reden posted:
    My total cholesterol is 225, LDL = 136 and HDL =80. should I be concerned. I exercise by commuting to work on bicycle 50 miles
    a day 5 days/week.
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    billh99 responded:
    Maybe, maybe not.

    The LDL is slightly above desirable, but with the high HDL your non LDL is 145 which is not bad.

    And your TOT Ch/HDL ratio is good.

    Do you have any other risk factors? Family history of early heart/stroke disease? Do you have high BP? Do you have any inflammatory diesease?
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Reden -

    Fifty miles a day on a bike is pretty amazing! I encourage you to discuss your cholesterol numbers with your doctor to make sure you are doing everything possible for heart health. It will also alleviate any concern you have.

    As always, BillH has good information! Additionally, click the link below for basic guidelines that can help you evaluate your results: Understanding Cholesterol Numbers

    Haylen


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