LDL and HDL Cholesterol Range by Age

For adults, 125-200 mg/dL total cholesterol is a normal range

  • Normal HDL and LDL cholesterol ranges vary by age. HDL cholesterol is the “good” cholesterol you generally want more of, while LDL cholesterol is the “bad” cholesterol you generally want less of.1

For most healthy adults 19 years and older, your LDL should be less than 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), and your HDL should be greater than 40 mg/dL. For teens and children 19 and younger, the LDL should be less than 110 mg/dL, while the HDL should be greater than 45 mg/dL.1

Even so, there can be different ideal LDL and HDL ranges based on your age and assigned sex.

Find out what cholesterol levels are, why age and sex are factors, and how to keep your levels within a healthy range.

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Article Submitted to MSRN by Pat France, MSRN  Volunteer