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How high should my total cholesterol be?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your total cholesterol level is not as important as the levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol. The optimal level of total blood cholesterol is less than 200 mg/dL. A level of more than 240 mg/dL is considered very high.

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