Last Updated on Dec 19, 2019

Normal Blood Cholesterol Levels

The target total serum cholesterol level should be under 5mmol/liter.

Total serum cholesterol is the most common measurement of blood cholesterol. Cholesterol is measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL). The desirable, borderline and undesirable levels of total cholesterol, LDL and HDL are mentioned below:

Compound Desirable Borderline Undesirable
Total cholesterol Below 200 200-240 Above 240
Total cholesterol Above 45 35-45 Below 35
LDL cholesterol Below 130 130-160 Above 160
Cholesterol/HDL Below 4.5 4.5-5.5 Above 5.5
LDL/HDL Below 3 3-5 Above 5

The total blood cholesterol level in human blood can vary from 3.6mmol/liter to 7.8mmol/liter. The target cholesterol level should be under 5mmol/liter.

Any reading over 6mmol/liter is high and significantly raises the risk of arterial disease.

Desirable levels of LDL cholesterol are lower in people already suffering from heart disease.


amiyaraul Friday, August 2, 2013

I am Amiya, Age-27, From-Kolkata[India]. I have sum Problem with my cholesterol Level as billow SERUM TRIGLYCERIDE 319 SERUM CHOLESTEROL 198 SERUM HDL CHOLESTEROL (Direct) 40 SERUM LDL CHOLESTEROL (Direct) 101 SERUM VLDL CHOLESTEROL 57 SERUM TOTAL CHOLESTEROL: HDL – CHOLESTEROL 4.95 Please suggest me proper treatment and medicines, as possible billow side effect,Waiting for your kind response

KUNDAN_KISHORE Friday, November 1, 2013

Hi Amiya, Your chol numbers are not good but it is still manageable by healty living. Add garlic to your diet and 2km morning jogging with deep breath taking. You will see the result within 6 months. Keep smiling to reduce stress. Kundan Kishore

amiyaraul Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sir, Thanks for Your Kind Advice...

omeng Friday, July 13, 2012

a beer contains cholesterol or what?

scottydoodles Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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