Category - Teen
Hdl of greater than 35 mgdl (less than 35 mgdl puts your teen at higher risk for heart disease) some children and teens (ages 2 to 19) have families with high cholesterol or early heart disease. Cholesterol, ldl, hdl, and triglycerides in children and teens what is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fat-like, waxy substance. The cholesterol in blood comes from two sources the foods your teen eats and his or her liver. The liver, however, makes all of the cholesterol your teens body needs. hdl cholesterol ldl cholesterol triglycerides good 170 or less greater than 45 less than 110 less than 75 in children 09 less than 90 in children 1019 borderline 170199 40-45. ldl (bad) cholesterol - the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries hdl (good) cholesterol - hdl helps remove cholesterol from your arteries non-hdl - this number is your total cholesterol minus your hdl. Your non-hdl includes ldl and other types of cholesterol such as vldl (very-low-density lipoprotein). Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, or good cholesterol, doesnt clog arteries. Hdl cholesterol removes cholesterol from the blood vessels and carries it back to the liver, where it is broken down and removed from the body. Heres an easy way to remember which is which ldl starts with l for lousy. Eat foods low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and simple carbs. (simple carbs include foods like sugar, white bread, and white crackers.). A level of 170 to 199 mgdl is borderline, and values of 200 mgdl or more are high. Ldl values of 110 to 129 mddl are borderline, and values of 130 mgdl or more are abnormally high.