While educating a patient on lifestyle changes to decrease total cholesterol, the nurse tells the patient that the goal for total cholesterol is less than:

200 mg/dL


•Total cholesterol should be maintained below 200 mg/dL. This will lower the risk of coronary artery disease.

•HDLs should be above 60 mg/dL.

•LDLs should be below 130 mg/dL.

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