185 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 185 is typically not concerning.

A 40 year old male with 185 Total Cholesterol is in the 32nd percentile for total cholesterol. LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides below are calculated by applying the 32nd percentile in accordance with Reference Values by Lipid Tools.


LDL Cholesterol


HDL Cholesterol




Total Cholesterol

Is my 185 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 185 total cholesterol in the 32nd percentile age and sex, meaning that is is worse than 32% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 185 as normal for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Does 185 total cholesterol mean I have cardiovascular risk?

There is a 0.75% risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack or stroke within 10 years, according to the ASCVD Risk Calculator from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

Age: 40  •  male  •  Non-diabetic  •  Non-smoker  •  120 Systolic Blood Pressure

Should I take statins for 185 total cholesterol?

You should discuss modern-intensity statins or lipid lowering therapies with your doctor according to the American College of Cardiology.

Age: 40  •  male  •  Non-diabetic  •  Non-smoker  •  120 Systolic Blood Pressure

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