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Anthony Komaroff, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredSome clinicians use the ratio of total cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol to help identify people who need cholesterol-lowering therapy. As a general rule of thumb, the lower the ratio, the better. To determine your ratio, simply divide total cholesterol by HDL cholesterol. Reports from the Framingham Heart Study suggest that for men, a total cholesterol-to-HDL ratio of 5 signifies average heart disease risk; for women, average risk is signified by a ratio of 4.4.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
The total cholesterol ratio is an important measurement where your total cholesterol is divided by your "good" cholesterol. A high ratio indicates a higher risk of heart disease.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
The total cholesterol ratio is total cholesterol over HDL. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Curtis Mann about what your total cholesterol ratio means.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.