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Some researchers believe that measuring your non-HDL cholesterol levels gives a better assessment of the risk for heart disease than measuring only LDL.
This is especially true if you have high triglycerides.
Your non-HDL cholesterol level is found by subtracting your HDL cholesterol from your total cholesterol.
recommendations that non-HDL be no more than 100 (2.586 mmol/l) for prevention and no more than 80 (2.0688 mmol/l) in those with established coronary artery disease or those at very high risk
2.9 is pretty good.
you can lower it over time with healthy eating and exercise.
yes, it is low risk. you can bring it down some more with more diet and exercise, but you don't have to worry
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