What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol Numbers at a Glance

The following table outlines healthy cholesterol levels.
 
Cholesterol Category
Healthy Level
Total Cholesterol
Less than 200 mg/dL
Less than 100 mg/dL, but will depend on the number of risk factors
Greater than 40 mg/dL, but the higher the better
Less than 150 mg/dL
 
(Cholesterol levels are measured in milligrams [mg] of cholesterol per deciliter [dL] of blood.)
 
(Click Cholesterol Levels to learn the guidelines for the different categories.)
 
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