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What number for high cholesterol and what number for glucose

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What number for high cholesterol and what number for glucose high in general range?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


The normal for TOTAL CHOLESTEROL is 200mg/dL or less ..

More important is the relative amounts of "good" cholesterol vs "bad" cholesterol

If you have a favorable good cholesterol = HDL CHOLESTEROL then 45mg/ dL or HIGHER on that then it helps reduce risk of plaque build up in arteries and so HIGHER HDL = lower risk for heart attacks or strokes

The LOWER THE LDL CHOLESTEROL (= Bad cholesterol ) then the lower your risk...

LDL normal is 130mg/dL or LESS

So HDL > 40-45 range is good and LDL led than 130 range is better

As for blood sugar the normal fasting range of blood sugar is 65 to 109 mg/dL ( or the more strict range sometimes used is 70 to 99mg/dL )

If you should have suspect high fasting blood sugar then they would do a test called a hemoglobin A1C which reflects a 3 month average of blood sugar .... That should be less than 5.7 if they check that

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Anthony Bray MD