The following table outlines healthy cholesterol levels.
(These levels are measured in milligrams [mg] of cholesterol per deciliter [dL] of blood.)
(Click Cholesterol Levels to learn about the guidelines for the different categories.)
High cholesterol is a condition that affects 40 million Americans and is one of the risk factors for developing heart disease. Each year, more than a million Americans have heart attacks and about a half-million die from heart disease.