If you have 2 or more risk factors in the table above, use the risk scoring tables on the back page (which include your cholesterol levels) to find your risk score.
X-Plain Managing Cholesterol Reference Summary Introduction Cholesterol is one of the most familiar medical words today. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is very important for our body but could also be very dangerous if there are high levels of it in our blood.
There were no differences in height, weight, or serum fer-ritinlevelsinthe two groups, and the intervention group had significant, but modestly lower, levels of LDL-cholesterol levels and maintained psychologic well-being. 30 SIGNIFICANCE OF BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS High blood ...
All adults age 20 and older should have their cholesterol levels checked at least once every 5 years. If you have an elevated cholesterol, you'll need to have it tested more often.
"The fact is that both diet and heredity play a critical role in your cholesterol levels in your blood," said Dr. David Cohen, director of hepatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and guest speaker at the Mended Hearts Leadership Conference this July.
High blood cholesterol signals a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. That's why it's important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly and discuss them with your doctor.
What are the goals levels of cholesterol on treatment? Considering both LDL cholesterol and other risk factors, the National Cholesterol Education Program recommends the following goals: • For patients with less than 2 risk factors: LDL cholesterol levels should be less than 160 mg/dL.
According to this last statement, cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dl are classified as "desirable blood cholesterol," those 200 to 239 mg/dl as "borderline-high blood cholesterol," and those 240 mg/dl and above as "high blood cholesterol."
Throughout this paper cholesterol levels measured in mg/dl have been converted to mmol/l, by multiplying by 0.02586. The result has been rounded to one decimal place.
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