LDL/HDL and total/HDL ratios

The total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio (total chol/HDL) is a number that helps us estimate the risk of developing atherosclerosis. The number is obtained by dividing total cholesterol by HDL cholesterol. (High ratios indicate a higherrisk of heart attacks, whereas low ratios indicate a lower risk).

High total cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol increases the ratio and is undesirable. Conversely, high HDL cholesterol and low total cholesterol lowers the ratio and is desirable. An average ratio would be about 4.5. Ideally, one should strive for ratios of 2 or 3 (less than 4).

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Neer19 Saturday, February 9, 2013

Is it possible to eat oily food if pluse rate is more then 72 n a day at 19yrs, age.

habeeb Monday, October 15, 2012

IS PINEAPPLE IS GOOD FOR CONTROLLING LDH LEVEL

Sahil75 Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I have Total/HDL ratio of 5.4, how can I reduce it ?

Rajeev Goenka Wednesday, January 7, 2009

i have total/hdl ratio of 5.13, how can i reduce it ?

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