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    TOO LOW CHOLESTEROL????
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    SBP9876 posted:
    Good Morning!
    New to the board, but have a question! Hope someone can help me. Is having too low cholesterol not very good. I just received my blood results back and my total Cholesterol was 122. My HDL was 60, TRI-64, LDL WAS 49, AND CHOL TO HDLC RATIO WAS 2.0. I just want to know if I have to worry about this. Feed back would be nice.
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    billh99 responded:
    Those numbers are what research has shown that the expected "natural" levels are similar to yours. These are based on people that still live a hunter gather life style, young children, and other mammals.

    Mine is very similar, but I am on a statin (along with diet & exercise).

    Even lower cholesterol seems to not be a problem unless it is caused by a disease.
     
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    bobby75703 responded:
    There is such a thing as too low cholesterol. A case that comes to mind is a baby who was hospitalized because its body was failing to make enough cholesterol.

    Low cholesterol or hypolipidemia is characterized as total cholesterol below 120, and LDL below 50.


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