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[QUOTE=rahod]They have a risk calculator for professionals to use when deciding on treatment.
For those with NO other risk facors ( history heart disease), they don't recommend treatment with LDL levels below 190! I used my TC/250..HDL/60 and male with no other risk factors and got a "no treatment required" if LDL is under 190! Mine is 170. I'm still going to try and lower to around 100 with Crestor, but this info really shows that many Dr's are over prescribing with lower risk patients...shooting for ldls below 130 for most.[/QUOTE]

These are my results that calculator gave me:

NCEP ATP III Recommendation
No drug therapy is recommended as LDL-C <190 mg/dL (4.91 mmol/L)
Treatment goal is LDL-C <160 mg/dL (<2.59 mmol/L)
If triglycerides level is >200 mg/dl (>2.26 mmol/L) when LDL-C target is achieved, secondary goal for non-HDL-C (total minus HDL cholesterol) is <190 mg/dL (<4.91 mmol/L).

Major Risk Factors
Clinical CHD no

Symptomatic Carotid Artery Disease no

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm no

Peripheral Arterial Disease no

Diabetes Mellitus no

Other Risk Factors
Cigarette Smoking no

Hypertension no

Family History of Premature CHD no

Gender (Sex) male

Age 58 years

HDL-C 50-60 mg/dL
1.29-1.55 mmol/L

LDL-C 170 mg/dL
4.39 mmol/L

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