270 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 270 is typically very concerning.

A 40 year old male with 270 Total Cholesterol is in the 96th percentile for total cholesterol. LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides below are calculated by applying the 96th percentile in accordance with Reference Values by Lipid Tools.

196

LDL Cholesterol

32

HDL Cholesterol

302

Triglycerides

270

Total Cholesterol

Is my 270 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 270 total cholesterol in the 96th percentile age and sex, meaning that is is worse than 96% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 270 as high for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Does 270 total cholesterol mean I have cardiovascular risk?

There is a 3.47% 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 270 total cholesterol?

You need to discuss high-intensity statins and 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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