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The results from a cholesterol blood test may show several cholesterol ratios. These ratios include the total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio, low density lipoprotein to high density lipoprotein ratio, and high density lipoprotein to low density lipoprotein ratio. Many doctors and researchers are divided on the effectiveness of using a cholesterol ratio to predict the chances of developing heart disease. The American Heart Association currently recommends using the absolute numbers for total blood cholesterol and HDL cholesterol instead of the total/HDL cholesterol ratio.
(For the complete eMedTV article, click Cholesterol Ratio. This article offers an in-depth look at the various cholesterol ratios and guidelines for what is considered a healthy range. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)