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. More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

An ideal LDL HDL ration is 3.5:1. A higher ration indicates a higher risk of getting a heart attack while a lower ratio shows a lower risk. The calculation is necessary for knowing the risk of getting a heart attack, but... More »

The normal range for LDL cholesterol is less than 190 milligram per deciliter, according to MedlinePlus. The HDL cholesterol is normal if it is greater than 40 to 60 milligram per deciliter. More »

Higher levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is beneficial to the body's blood stream, while too much low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in a person's blood stream can lead to serious health issues.... More »

High-density lipoprotein , also known as HDL or "good" cholesterol, levels are increased by not smoking, having a lower body weight, being physically active, eating a healthier diet and refraining from excessive alcohol ... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

A healthy high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, cholesterol level is 60 milligrams per deciliter or higher, according to MedlinePlus. HDL cholesterol levels below 40 milligrams per deciliter increase a person's risk of devel... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Incorporating healthy fats into a diet plan, such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts, is helpful for improving high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, ratios, according to Mayo C... More » Health Nutrition & Diets