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 LevelCategory
Less than 100 mg/dLOptimal
100 - 129 mg/dL Near optimal
130 - 159 mg/dLBorderline high
160 - 190 mg/dLHigh
190 mg/dL and aboveVery high