1. The cholesterol numbers shown above are established by the American Heart Association. 2. The scales are linear. 3. The vertical alignment of the scales is arbitrary, and was done to align the white borderline areas, in order to facilitate comparisons. 4. The LDL levels shown with an asterisk are recommended for certain high-risk subjects. 5. As you can see, my cholesterol levels remained fairly stable over a 4-year period.
Do you need to lower your high cholesterol numbers? You may need to take statin drugs.