Cholesterol Risk Assessment Guide
Assessing The Health Risks Of High Levels Of Triglycerides, LDL and Low HDL Blood Fats
Weight Loss Diet Advice - Healthy Weight Loss Diet Program - High Cholesterol Guide
Diet For High Cholesterol - Inherited High Cholesterol - Guide To Obesity & Cholesterol
Raised Cholesterol Symptoms & Risks - Cholesterol Treatment - Atherosclerosis - Vascular Disease
Guide To Cholesterol & Trans-Fats - Eggs & Cholesterol - Butter, Margarine & Cholesterol

Cholesterol Risk Assessment

Elevated cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia may lead to an increased risk of serious disease (eg. atherosclerosis or clogging of the arteries), which in turn can cause coronary thrombosis (heart attack), strokes, transient ischemic attacks or other serious vascular problems.

Borderline High Risk Category

If total blood cholesterol is in the range 200-239 mg/dL you are in the borderline high risk category. If you fall into this group, discuss your cholesterol results with your doctor, and ask for clear advice. A daily program of physical exercise, combined with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables but low in saturated or trans fats may reduce your cholesterol to satisfactory levels.

High Risk Category

If your total blood cholesterol level is 240 mg/dL or more, you are in the high risk category, with typically twice the risk of heart attack as those people with a cholesterol level of 200 mg/dL or less. If you fall into this group, your doctor will require more tests to check your LDL,HDL and triglyceride counts. Results of these lipid tests will determine the appropriate cholesterol treatment program. See below for higher-risk lipid levels.

High Levels Of LDL, HDL, Triglyceride Levels

LDL Cholesterol Count
If your LDL blood cholesterol count is in the range 130 to 159 mg/dL, you are in the borderline high risk category. If your LDL blood cholesterol count is 160 mg/dL or more, you are in the high risk category.

HDL Cholesterol Count
If your HDL blood cholesterol count is 40 or less, you are at higher risk for cardiovascular heart disease.

Triglyceride Count
If the level of triglycerides in your bloodstream is in the range 150–199 mg/dL, you are in the borderline high risk category. If your triglyceride count is 200 mg/dL or more, you are in the high risk category. High triglyceride levels (hypertriglyceridemia) are commonly present in conditions such as: diabetes, obesity, high alcohol consumption, high intakes of high-GI carbohydrates, and a sedentary lifestyle.

Additional Health Risk Factors

In addition to cholesterol levels, there are several other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including: tobacco useage, a sedentary lifestyle, abdominal obesity, diabetes, raised blood pressure (hypertension), a genetic defect or predisposition to raised cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia), or a family history of cardiovascular illness, diabetes or insulin resistance. Patients with a high cholesterol count plus any of these additional risk factors should seek medical advice.

If You Already Have Heart Disease

Patients with a personal history of cardiovascular disease such as angina pectoris, a previous myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary angioplasty or heart bypass surgery should seek medical advice to keep their total cholesterol level below about 190 mg/dL (5mmol/l) or their LDL below 100 mg/dL (3mmol/l).



Hyperlipemia And Hypercholesterolemia
Healthy Cholesterol Levels | How To Lower Cholesterol Levels | Cholesterol Lowering Diet | Low Cholesterol Diet
Cholesterol Diet Plan | Cholesterol Foods | Cholesterol And Diet | Cholesterol, Fat And Diet
Diet To Reduce Cholesterol | Doctor-Approved Weight Loss Diet Program | Heart Disease & Diet
Atherosclerosis Diet Advice | Facts About Heart Disease | Diet For High Blood Pressure
Fats And Oils In Our Diet
Dietary Fat | Fats In The Modern Diet | Good Fats To Eat | Healthy Fats & Oils | Saturated Fat | Trans Fats | Olive Oil
Polyunsaturated Fat | Essential Fatty Acids | Fish Oils (EPA/DHA) | Essential Fatty Acids In Fish | Monounsaturated Fat
Guide To Excess Body Fat
Overweight & Health | Mild Obesity | Morbid Obesity | Malignant Obesity | Super Obesity | Abdominal Obesity
Reduce Abdominal Fat | Reduce A Fat Belly | Body Mass Index Chart | Obesity Chart | Body Fat Percent Guide
Waist Circumference and Health | Body Mass Index Guide | Health Risks of Obesity | Body Fat, Weight and Health
Causes of Obesity | Obesity Treatment Methods | Treating Morbid Obesity | Weight Loss Programs | Weight Loss Help
Diet And Weight Loss Tips | Weight Management Guide | Help For Obese Patients
Energy Intake And Dietary Nutrition
Diet Nutrition | Calories Index | Calorie Needs Guide | Calorie Needs for Women | Diet Health | Guide to Healthy Diet
Healthy Eating Advice | GI Diet Guide | Diets For Womens Health | Diets For Special Conditions

© 2000-2013 Anne Collins. All rights reserved.