Cholesterol

Cholesterol:
Total:
• normally 120-200mg/100ml
• Increased  dietary, cirrhosis, hyperlipoproteinaemia, nephrotic syndrome
• Decreased  hyperthyroidism, starvation, malabsorption, anaemia

High density lipoprotein:
• normally >45mg/100ml = lower risk for cardiovascular disease/events

Low density lipoprotein:
• normally 60-80mg/100ml
• decreased  malnutrition, malabsorption
• increased  hyperlipidaemia, dietary

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