Get familiar with healthy levels
Cholesterol numbers are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).
Here are the healthy levels of cholesterol, based on your age and gender:
|Type of Cholesterol||Healthy Level Anyone age 19 or younger||Healthy Level Men age 20 or older||Healthy Level Women age 20 or older|
|Total Cholesterol||Less than 170||Less than 200||Less than 200|
|LDL||Less than 100||Less than 130||Less than 130|
|HDL||More than 45||More than 40||More than 45|
|Triglycerides||Less than 90||Less than 150||Less than 150|