These rabbits were housed individually in cages under controlled environmental conditions and hypercholesteroleimc diet was prepared to raise blood cholesterol level
of rabbits (Table 1).
A There are certain foods that are high in saturates to avoid, or limit, in your diet to help reduce your blood cholesterol levels
dagger]) A high blood cholesterol level
was defined as a total blood cholesterol level
>240 mg/dL, as determined by test results.
Having a high blood cholesterol level
does not necessarily mean that plaque is building up in your arteries, but it becomes more predictive when combined with other risk factors such as age, sex, body weight, physical activity, high blood pressure, and smoking.
Even if your blood cholesterol level
is close to the desirable range (see page 3), you can lower it and reduce your risk of getting heart disease.
Studies have demonstrated that the percentage of coronary stenosis and the incidence of CAD mortality are not only affected by the blood cholesterol level
but also multiplied by the addition of other risk factors for CAD.
Mean change in blood cholesterol level
from the initial to follow-up measurement was 21.
A desirable blood cholesterol level
is 200 mg/dl (milligrams per deciliter).
A blood cholesterol level
[less than]200 mg/dL is considered desirable, a level 200-239 mg/dL is borderline-high, and a level [greater than or equal to]240 mg/dL is high .
Your child's blood cholesterol level
can be related to your level.
Ideally your overall blood cholesterol level
reading should be lower than 5mmol/litre with levels of LDL lower than 3mmol/litre.
Thus, even if a low-fat diet did not lower your blood cholesterol level
right away, it would still reduce your risk of heart attack.
About one out of every four adults has a blood cholesterol level
considered "high," that is, 240 mg/dL or greater.
Does a high blood cholesterol level
(above 240 milligrams per deciliter) increase your risk of a heart attack?
This brochure will answer many of the questions you may have about your blood cholesterol level