Keeping cholesterol within healthy limits isn’t just important, it is vital. If you have other risk factors for developing heart disease, you need to be even more careful — especially with your (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol level. Cholesterol levels are measured in milligrams (mg) of cholesterol per deciliter (dL) of blood in the United States. Acceptable LDL, HDL, Total Cholesterol, and Triglyceride levels can be found on the Mayo Clinic website. An excellent over view of Cholesterol and what it all means can be found at WebMD.
Be proactive and take control of your health. Know what your numbers are and what they mean to you. Take five minutes and access your health risks related to cholesterol.