Total Cholesterol: 234
Well now. The total cholesterol is borderline, and the HDL levels are actually very good. But the LDL levels are very, very, very bad. As in:
"Low density lipoproteins, also known as LDLs, are considered to be the "bad cholesterol". This type of lipoprotein circulates from the liver to other organs and tissues in the body, carrying cholesterol where it is needed. This type of cholesterol tends to linger and has been connected with various types of heart disease, including atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and coronary heart disease.
The American College of Cardiology recommends that LDL levels should not exceed more than 100 mg/dL. Levels between 130 mg/dL and 159 mg/dL are considered to be borderline for high cholesterol, and levels above 159 mg/dL are considered high. Ignoring these high levels could place you at a high risk for heart disease."
(Info above extracted from About.com.)
My doctor says no meds as of yet. I've got a year to get my ass in gear via diet and exercise. There you go.