High Blood Cholesterol
Frequently Asked Questions
15. What is a desirable level for HDL (good) cholesterol level?
An HDL (good) cholesterol level more than 60 mg/dL is desirable for most people. Here are the ranges for HDL cholesterol levels. Do you know how your HDL cholesterol level compares?
|HDL Cholesterol Level||Category|
|Less than 40 mg/dL||A major risk factor for heart disease|
|40 - 59 mg/dL||The higher, the better|
|60 mg/dL and above||Considered protective against heart disease|