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Target cholesterol levels WAS Re: [IPk] Re: Statins



>From http://www.diabetes.org.uk/infocentre/inform/statins.htm
Q. What lipid levels would indicate hyperlipidemia?

A. People with diabetes should get their blood fats checked at least once a 
year, as part of their annual review.

Ideally total cholesterol levels should be below 4mmol/L. Total cholesterol 
includes HDL and LDL cholesterol. Considered individually, then HDL 
cholesterol should be 1.0mmol/L or above for men, 1.2mmol/L or above for 
women, and LDL cholesterol should be below 2.0mmol/L.

Your fasting triglyceride should ideally be below 1.7mmol/L.
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