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The government recommends that healthy adults should have a total cholesterol level below 5 mmol/L. In the UK, three out of five adults have a total cholesterol level of 5 mmol/L or above, and the average cholesterol level is about 5.7 mmol/L, which can be a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.

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Seek medical assistance with it is a bit high

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If you are talking TOTAL cholesterols, a level above 5.5mmol/L is high, according to published guidelines. If you have other risk factors, such as high blood pressure, obesity or diabetes, your total cholesterol should be less than 4mmol/L.

So ask your doctor what to do next. You might be advised to take medicine, or exercise, or modify your diet, or all that.
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Fixya site is not a medical forum
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