cholesterol ratio


Cholesterol ratio is obtained by dividing the high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good”) cholesterol level into the total cholesterol. For example, if a person has a total cholesterol of 200 and an HDL cholesterol level of 50, the ratio would be 4:1. The goal is to keep the ratio below 5:1. The optimum ratio is 3.5:1.

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