A typical level of HDL-C is between 40-50 mg/dL (1.0-1.3 mmol/L) for men and between 50-59 mg/dl (1.3-1.5 mmol/L) for women and is associated with average risk of heart disease. Based on many epidemiologic studies, HDL-C of 60 mg/dL (1.55 mmol/L) or higher is associated with a less than average risk of heart disease.
Is a cholesterol level of 5.4 high?
But too much increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease, making high cholesterol a silent epidemic in the Western world. An ideal cholesterol level would be a total that is below 5 mmol/l - the lower the better. The UK average is a slightly elevated 5.4 and anything above is deemed high.
What is normal cholesterol in Canada?
A simple blood test can determine your cholesterol levels. Health Canada suggests the following as guidelines for cholesterol levels: Total cholesterol: less than 5.2 millimoles per litre (mmol/L) Is ideal and more than 6.2 mmol/L is considered high.