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    Desired Cholesterol level for healty Heart.

    Mumbai: American President Barack Obama
    may virulently be anti Indian when it comes
    to outsourcing but his latest health report
    which has caused whispering all over, he
    shares lot more with Indians. 1/4th of Indians
    having LDL ( bad cholestrol), just like Obama,
    and 1/3rd have poor triglycerides.

    The Bad and Good Cholesterol.

    The cholesterol can not dissolve in the blood.
    It has to be transported to and from the
    cells by carriers called lipoproteins. Low
    density lipoprotein (LDL) and high densisty
    lipoproteins (HDL) alongwith triglycerides
    and Lp(a) cholesterol, make up the total
    cholesterol count, which is determined thro
    a blood test.

    HDL (Good Cholesterol)
    Upto one thrird of cholesterol carried by
    HDL doctor says HDL carried away choles-
    terol from the arteries and back to the
    liver, where it is passed from the body,
    so it is known good cholesterol.
    But low level of HDL (less than 40mg/dl)
    can increase the risk of heart disease.

    LDL (Bad cholesterol)

    When too much LDL circulates in the blood
    it builds up in the inner walls of the arteries,
    it forms plaque that narrows the artiries
    that makes them less flexible. If a clot
    blocks the artery, it can cause a hart attack.

    Cholesterol is like a soft, fat like, waxy
    subustance in bloodstream and in all body
    cells. It is important as its use to produce
    cell membranes, some harmones and helps
    some body functions. But too much
    cholesterol is a risk for coronary
    heart disease disease ( leads to heart

    Desirable less than :200 mg/dl

    Border Line or High risk : 200-239

    High Risk : 240 & above.
    200-239 mg/dl 240 &
    Compiled By R. M. Dixit
    Last edited by R. M. Dixit; 04-03-2010 at 10:29 AM. Reason: Correction

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