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The desirable total cholesterol level for healthy individuals is below 200 mg/dL, according to Mayo Clinic. Individuals with cholesterol ranging from 200 to 239 are at a 'borderline high' risk for heart disease; those at...

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High cholesterol usually refers to a person's low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, numbers because this is a risk factor for atherosclerosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, ideal LDL cholesterol numbers are below 129 milligra...

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The ideal cholesterol number for adults above the age of 20 is 180mg/dl, according to the American Heart Association. The score for blood cholesterol levels are determined for adults by combining the amount of good chole...

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Divide the total cholesterol number by the HDL (“good”) cholesterol number, states WebMD, as the resulting number tells the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol — the best ratio is a 5 to 1 ratio. A lower ratio ...

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The optimal range for HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is 60 mg/dL and above, according to Mayo Clinic. The optimal range for LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is less than 100 mg/dL.

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A "bad" or high total cholesterol level is considered 240 milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood or higher in the United States as of 2015, according to Mayo Clinic. A high LDL cholesterol level falls within th...

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Maintaining a normal ratio between the HDL (good) cholesterol and total cholesterol levels is important for avoiding atherosclerosis, or stiffening of the arteries, according to MedicineNet. Dividing the total cholestero...

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