Take, for example, LDL or the “bad” cholesterol level in newborns. It starts at between 30mg / dL and 70mg / dL, but typically rises above 100mg / dL at the age of 20, Prof Tan added.
As a basis, the LDL level should be kept below 130 mg / dL. However, the average LDL level among those newly diagnosed with high cholesterol in Singapore was 186 mg / dL for 2019 to 2020, according to the recent National Population Health Survey 2019/2020.
CHOLESTEROL NUMBERS, TO KEEP ON
It is recommended that you start screening for high cholesterol from the age of 40, said Dr. Ian Phoon, a family physician and the clinical director of the Cardiovascular Health Workgroup at SingHealth Polyclinics.
However, start screening from the age of 30 if you have other risk factors such as a family history, obesity, associated diabetes and / or hypertension, sedentary lifestyle and a diet rich in saturated or trans fat, “he said.
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