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What should my cholesterol number be?

We know our cholesterol should be low, but what number should we be aiming for? There are actually different numbers you need to keep in mind as your good cholesterol, bad cholesterol and total cholesterol numbers will be different.
 
It is recommended that total cholesterol should be less than 5 mmol/l (the measurement used for cholesterol levels). You should aim keep your LDL (bad) cholesterol to less than 3mmol/l. Try to keep your HDL (good) cholesterol greater than 1 mmol/l.
 
It is advisable to get your cholesterol checked by your doctor. 
 
Click here to find out what is high cholesterol. To find out how to lower your cholesterol click here.
 
Foods containing added plant sterols are exclusively produced for people with raised cholesterol. These foods may not be nutritionally suitable for pregnant and breast feeding women or children under 5 years old.

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