Your Risk of Heart Attack
Are in Risk Category
disease, diabetes, or risk score of more than 20%
more risk factors and risk score of 10%-20%
more risk factors and risk score of less than 10%
1 risk factor
Low to Moderate Risk
doctor or healthcare professional can give you a more detailed
explanation — and personal recommendation —
about what your cholesterol numbers should be. But the most
important thing to do at this point is to take action. The
next section discusses ways to help you do just that.
*NCEP Expert Panel. Executive Summary
of the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program
(NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment
of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III).
Bethesda, md: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National
Institutes of Health; 2001. NIH Publication 01-3670.