The total cholesterol to high density lipoprotein ratio is usually calculated to estimate the risk of developing numerous cardiovascular problems especially atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. This ratio (total cholesterol/HDL) represents a number that is obtained by dividing total cholesterol by high density lipoprotein cholesterol. A low ratio indicates a lower risk of heart strokes and heart attacks, whereas a high ratio indicates a higher risk of numerous cardiovascular problems.
Low total cholesterol and high HDL cholesterol are desirable because they will lower the ratio. On the other hand, high total cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol are undesirable because they will increase the ratio. The ideal ratio for an adult is less than 4.
In order to maintain an ideal ratio, make sure that you avoid consuming dairy products, red meat and fast foods. It is also important that you perform a cardio exercise 20-30 minutes, 4-5 days a week.
Make sure that you use a dietary supplement on a regular basis which promotes a great heart health. Vitabiotics Cardioace Plus Multivitamins And Omega-3 helps maintain healthy blood cholesterol levels and supports vascular health. It contains plant sterols that may help contribute to healthy HDL or “Good Cholesterol” levels. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids that may play an important role in maintaining normal cholesterol, blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Moreover, this supplement also contains powerful antioxidants such as Alpha Lipoic acid, Lycopene, selenium, resveratrol, vitamins E and C that help to defend against free radicals, which can oxidize HDL and LDL.