I am a 48 year old male - relatively fit, 178cm height and 60kg so healthy weight.
My father died of a heart attack aged 53 which I guess puts me in the high risk category. I had a cholesterol blood test the other day at my GP's and results came back as:
Total Cholesterol = 5.2 mmol/L HDL= 1.5 mmol/L LDL= 3.4 mmol/L
Ratio = 3.5 serum non high density lipoprotein level = 3.7 mmol/L
My GP said these results are satisfactory and no other action required.
I had a similar conversation with the GP last year as I was concerned that at over 5.0mmol/L total cholesterol that was too high for someone at high risk but they argued it was fine and again they appear happy.
Also just to add I have tried improving my diet and have a daily cholesterol lowering drink plus porridge for breakfast!
I don't want to sound like a hypochondriac and keep nagging them but most sites I look at such as British Heart Foundation and NHS tell me that it shouldn't be more than 4.0 for high risk.
Should I be concerned and keep discussing with the doctor or just stop worrying??!