285 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 285 is typically very concerning.

A 40 year old male with 285 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.

208

LDL Cholesterol

31

HDL Cholesterol

390

Triglycerides

285

Total Cholesterol

Is my 285 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 285 total cholesterol in the 98th percentile age and sex, meaning that is is worse than 98% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 285 as high for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Does 285 total cholesterol mean I have cardiovascular risk?

There is a 4.04% 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 285 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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