Normal Cholesterol Level

Normal cholesterol level as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other healthy heart numbers include:

  • Total cholesterol should be under 200.

  • LDL should be under 100.

  • HDL for a man should be above 40.

  • HDL for a woman should be above 50.

  • Triglycerides should be under 150.

  • Blood pressure should be 119/79 or below.

  • C-reactive protein should be 1.0 or less.


Cholesterol guidelines will triple numbers taking drugs. British Medical Journal, 2001

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This page was last updated on 09/06/07.