255 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 255 is typically very concerning.

A 40 year old male with 255 Total Cholesterol is in the 92nd percentile for total cholesterol. LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides below are calculated by applying the 92nd percentile in accordance with Reference Values by Lipid Tools.


LDL Cholesterol


HDL Cholesterol




Total Cholesterol

Is my 255 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 255 total cholesterol in the 92nd percentile age and sex, meaning that is is worse than 92% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 255 as high for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Does 255 total cholesterol mean I have cardiovascular risk?

There is a 2.74% 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 255 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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