261 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 261 mg/dL is high.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 261 as high for 40 year old males.

A 40 year old male with 261 Total Cholesterol is in the 93rd percentile for total cholesterol. LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides below are calculated by applying the 93rd percentile in accordance with Reference Values by Lipid Tools.

187

LDL Cholesterol

35

HDL Cholesterol

260

Triglycerides

261

Total Cholesterol

Is 261 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 261 total cholesterol in the 93rd percentile for age and sex, meaning that it is worse than 93% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 261 as high for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Will I have a heart-attack if my total cholesterol is 261?

There is a 2.86% 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 261 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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