elevated levels of fasting plasma cholesterol ( 200 mg/dL) which may lead to hardening of the arteries. This can be prevented by avoiding saturated fats which are found in red meats, eggs and dairy products.
Abnormal levels of serum cholesterol - Serum cholesterol 200 mg/dL (5.18 mmol/L). High risk 240 mg/dL (6.22 mmol/L) or more. High density lipoprotein fraction of cholesterol (HDL) is protective, low density lipoprotein (LDL) is atherogenic
A condition characterized by an abnormally large amount of cholesterol in the blood. The US National Institute of Health has established guidelines for cholesterol levels 200 mg/dL = Desirable, 200 to 239 mg/dL = Borderline-high risk, 240 mg/dL = High risk
High level of blood cholesterol. This rate varies from one person to another according to the presence or absence of more than one associated risk factor (male gender, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, family history, low HDL). According to Health Canada, a healthy cholesterol level is 5.2 mmol/l or lower. Back
Hypercholesterolemia (literally: high blood cholesterol) is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is not a disease but a metabolic derangement that can be secondary to many diseases and can contribute to many forms of disease, most notably cardiovascular disease. It is closely related to the terms "hyperlipidemia" (elevated levels of lipids) and "hyperlipoproteinemia" (elevated levels of lipoproteins).