241 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 241 is typically very concerning.

A 40 year old male with 241 Total Cholesterol is in the 85th percentile for total cholesterol. LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides below are calculated by applying the 85th percentile in accordance with Reference Values by Lipid Tools.

170

LDL Cholesterol

39

HDL Cholesterol

193

Triglycerides

241

Total Cholesterol

Is my 241 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 241 total cholesterol in the 85th percentile age and sex, meaning that is is worse than 85% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 241 as high for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Does 241 total cholesterol mean I have cardiovascular risk?

There is a 2.1% 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 241 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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