Monday, 21 June 2010

Total, LDL, HDL cholesterol

Blood Levels mmol/L (millimole per litre) reposted from: wiki via HDL wiki

Optimal Cholesterol Values Range (mmol/L)
Total (2.4 to 3.9) = HDL (1 to 2) + LDL (1.5 to 2.5)

Optimal Cholesterol Values (mmol/L)
Total (3.5) = HDL (1.5) + LDL (2.0)

Usual Cholesterol Values (mmol/L)

Total (3 to 6.5) = HDL (0.9 to 2) + LDL (2 to 3.5)

If total cholesterol is 5 mmol/L to 3.5 mmol/L is a 30% reduction.

Glucose (fasting) values (diabetes test)
3.8 to 6 mmol/L

Triglycerides (40-59 years) Range
0.7 to 1.7 mmol/L.
People with high triglyceride levels have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than people with lower levels. (source)

C-Reactive Protein (nmol/L)

CRP Range: 65 to 250 nmol/L.

Elevated C-reactive protein levels (wiki) have been shown to be an early indicator of heart attack even when cholesterol levels are 'normal'. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation. Its role is to bind to phosphocholine expressed on the surface of dying cells (and some bacteria) beginning the phagocytotic immunologic response.

Kurzweil & Grossman in Transcend (2009)