High Blood Cholesterol
Frequently Asked Questions
14. What is a desirable level for LDL (bad) cholesterol?
A desirable level for LDL (bad) cholesterol is under 100 mg/dL. Here are the ranges for LDL cholesterol levels. Do you know how your LDL level compares?
|LDL Cholesterol Level||Category|
|Less than 100 mg/dL||Optimal|
|100 - 129 mg/dL||Near optimal|
|130 - 159 mg/dL||Borderline high|
|160 - 190 mg/dL||High|
|190 mg/dL and above||Very high|