281 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 281 mg/dL is high.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 281 as high for 40 year old males.

A 40 year old male with 281 Total Cholesterol is in the 98th percentile for total cholesterol. LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides below are calculated by applying the 98th percentile in accordance with Reference Values by Lipid Tools.

204

LDL Cholesterol

31

HDL Cholesterol

359

Triglycerides

281

Total Cholesterol

Is 281 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 281 total cholesterol in the 98th percentile for age and sex, meaning that it is worse than 98% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 281 as high for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Will I have a heart-attack if my total cholesterol is 281?

There is a 3.93% 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 281 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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