Risk for heart disease and stroke increases with rising blood cholesterol levels. As blood cholesterol exceeds 220 ml/dl (milligrams per deciliter-the units used to measure blood cholesterol in the United States), risk for heart disease increases at a more rapid rate.
Need To Know:
All adults should have their blood cholesterol level measured at least once every five years. If your blood cholesterol level is:
If your total blood cholesterol level is greater than 200 (and especially if it is over 220), you should have another test to see what type of
If your HDL cholesterol level (the good kind) is:
If your LDL cholesterol level (the bad kind) is:
You should also have your blood level of another type of fat -