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What are the category values for HDL Cholesterol?

With HDL cholesterol, higher levels are better. Low HDL cholesterol puts you at higher risk for heart disease. 

Gender Classification Value

Male

Low 0.0mg/dL to 39.9mg/dL

Male

Ideal 40.0mg/dL and above

Female

Low 0.0mg/dL to 49.9mg/dL

Female

Ideal 50.0mg/dL and above

 

Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

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