Aug 4, 2013

The ideal ratio of total cholesterol to HDL

Another important risk factor in determining your risk of heart disease is the ratio of your total cholesterol to your HDL (highdensity lipoprotein) level. The higher the ratio, the greater your danger of heart disease. The ideal ratio of total cholesterol to HDL is 3.0 to 1 or lower. The average American male's ratio is 5.1 to 1." The average vegetarian's ratio, on the other hand, is 2.9 to 1." (‘The Food Revolution: how your diet can help save your life and our world’, by John Robbins)