QUESTION: Is 4.7 on the cholesterol scale good or bad?
ANSWER: Hi there,
A blood LDL cholesterol concentration of 4.7 mmol/l is considered high, because the normal LDL cholesterol level has to be below 2 mmol/l.
However, the good thing is that you are not supposed to start using drugs with cholesterol reduction purpose. There are few other things which you can do for this purpose.
First, you should start doing exercises. You have to know that running for about half an hour in the evening is improving your lipid status and your general condition at the same time.
While running or doing other exercises, you are using the excessive amount of cholesterol in your organism for energy. This is reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood, no matter the cholesterol intake.
Besides, doing exercise will help you to lose weight. You have to know that sometimes the high cholesterol concentration is associated with overweight.
Furthermore, when you are doing exercises, you are reducing the risk of cardio-vascular disease like myocardial infarction, which is the major complication of having high cholesterol concentration.
The second thing, which you can to in purpose to reduce your cholesterol level, is to prepare your own lowering-cholesterol diet.
Keep in mind that you should not take more than 300 mg of cholesterol per day. Therefore, it would be good if you calculate the cholesterol concentration of every meal or at least, you can suppose an approximate figure.
However, slight variations like 320 mg of cholesterol are allowed.
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