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What is a Good cholesterol Ratio?

A: cholesterol is not a bad thing in itself. It is, in fact, essential for proper cell function, being a key component of cell membranes. cholesterol is carried in the blood but cannot be dissolved in it, which means that it must use ''vehicles'' called lipoproteins for moving about the body. In figuring cholesterol rates, lipoproteins and the cholesterol they contain are essentially interchangeable. The liver is the engine that churns out the body''s cholesterol, producing it in the form of bile. As with many things in the body, however, too much of this good thing can be detrimental. Processing a modern fat-rich diet can create a higher than normal level of

How to Understand cholesterol ratios

A: cholesterol is a type of fat produced in your liver, and some cholesterol comes from the foods you eat. Products such as eggs, meat, palm oil and dairy contain cholesterol and can cause your levels to rise to dangerous heights. Knowing your cholesterol levels is important for good health. A cholesterol ratio uses the values from your high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or ''good'') cholesterol and your total cholesterol value to determine a ratio. Use this ratio to learn if you are at risk for heart disease....


cholesterol ratio: Is it important?

A: Calculating your cholesterol ratio can provide useful information about your heart disease risk, but it isn''t useful for deciding what treatment you should have to reduce your heart disease risk. Your total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or ''bad'') cholesterol levels are more useful in guiding treatment decisions than is your cholesterol ratio. You can calculate your cholesterol ratio by dividing your high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or ''good'') cholesterol into your total cholesterol. For example, if your total cholesterol is 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) (5.2...


how important is the ratio range, my cholesterol ratio is 3.5 my ldl is 190 is that ok no statons

A: Hi Patti,   The American Heart Association recommends LDL cholesterol be less than 130 mg/dl and ideally less than 100 mg/dl.  I recommend making dietary and lifestyle changes to lower your levels (see link below) and discussing your need for medication with your physician.  It''s possible to lower your levels without turning to statin meds.   http://www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/c/42538/70316/4-cholesterol   All the best, Lisa Nelson RD How to Lower cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps     ...


Is there any evidence that gliclazide adversely affects total/hdl cholesterol ratios?

A: The SPC for Diamicron [1] makes no reference to this.   We found a number of research articles that discuss the effects of glicazide on cholesterol [e.g. 2, 3, 4].  These did not report on adverse effects, but appeared to indicate that glicazide might not have had such a positive effect on cholesterol measures compared with the comparator.  ...

What ideal cholesterol ratio for an individual should be included?

A: The normal cholesterol value for ordinary person is 200-250mg/dl...

Is it healthy to have a higher HDL cholesterol ratio to LDL cholesterol with the same cholesterol level?

A: Hi Nixodian, LDL: HDL Ratio This ratio compares the amount of bad (LDL) cholesterol to your good (HDL) cholesterol levels. You want a ratio less than 3.5, ideally less than 2.5. To calculate your ratio, divide LDL by HDL. For example, your HDL is 55 and LDL is 100. 100 divided by 55 equals a ratio of 1.8. All the best, Lisa Nelson RD How to Lower cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps - http://www.lisanelsonrd.com/howtolowerch…...


What is the normal Total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio?

A: Hi Jennifer,   You want a low ratio of cholesterol to HDL. A ratio lower than 4.5 is good, but 2 or 3 is best.   All the best, Lisa Nelson RD How to Lower cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps...


TC/HDL ratio 4.2-------bad?

A: Hi BlueDragonfly,   Here''s a post that discusses cholesterol lab results, including the total cholesterol to HDL ratio:   Making Sense of cholesterol ratios, Lipid Profiles and Your Heart Disease Risk Scores   All the best, Lisa Nelson RD How to Lower cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps...


cholesterol: Is My Heart at Risk?

A: cholesterol is a waxy steroid of fat produced in liver or intestine, used for the synthesis of hormones and cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma of all mammals. cholesterol is a very essential structural component of plasma membrane of mammals required for maintaining proper membrane permeability and fluidity. It is also an important agent required for the manufacture of bile acids, steroid hormones and vitamin D. It is the principal steroid synthesized by animals however, smaller amounts are also produced in plants and fungi. cholesterol is entirely absent among prokaryotes. If its concentration increases in blood then the risk of cardiovascular diseases increases so its level must be kept under...

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