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I'm 56 years old and have total cholesterol of 217 milligrams per deciliter, LDL of 131 mg/dl, HDL of 67 mg/dl, and a total-to-HDL ratio of 3.24. My doctor says that ratio is good for a woman my age, so why does she want me to lower my LDL?

I'm 56 years old and have total cholesterol of 217 milligrams per deciliter, LDL of 131 mg/dl, HDL of 67 mg/dl, and a total-to-HDL ratio of 3.24. My doctor says that ratio is good for a woman my age, so why does she want me to lower my LDL? Health News. 2003 May; 9(5):12.

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