What is HDL Cholesterol Normal Range?

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HDL cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, is the good cholesterol. The higher HDL cholesterol is, the less risk level you’re at concerning a heart disease. The ideal range of HDL cholesterol is >1.04mmol/L or >40mg/dL, If the HDL cholesterol level is lower than 0.91mmol/L or 35mg/dL, it’s considered below normal range. In clinic, patients at perfectly normal Total Cholesterol level but much lower HDL cholesterol level may have heart disease. A case is a 65 male with Acute myocardial infarction, the patient had total cholesterol at 168mg/dl, which is totally normal, but hdl cholesterol at 6.7mg/dl, much lower than 35mg/dl bottom line. However, when a person has normal HDL cholesterol, but abnormal Total cholesterol, is he or she free of heart disease? The answer is NO. Check more with Total cholesterol and heart disease.   Related FAQs: http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=199 http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=202 http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=1336