Total cholesterol - the total amount of cholesterol in the blood. It includes both low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
LDL (bad) cholesterol - the main source for cholesterol plaque buildup and blockage in the arteries.
HDL (good) cholesterol - HDL helps remove cholesterol from the cholesterol plaque buildups in the arteries.
Non-HDL - total cholesterol minus HDL. The non-HDL includes LDL and other types of cholesterol, such as VLDL (very-low-density lipoprotein).
Triglycerides - a form of lipid in the blood that can raise the risk for heart disease. Higher risk for in women.
|Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio||Risk for Coronary artery Disease|
|Women||3.3||Half the Average Risk|
|7.0||Double the Average Risk|
|Men||3.4||Half the Average Risk|
|9.6||Double the Average Risk|
|<150 mg/dl (<1.7 mmol/L)||Normal|
|150-199 mg/dl (<1.8-2.2 mmol/L)||Borderline high|
|200-499 mg/dl (<2.3-5.6 mmol/L)||High|
|≥500 mg/dl (>5.6 mmol/L)||Very high|
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