I had my cholesterol tested recently and I'm not sure if my results are good or too low. I've read that the level should be between 150-200 optimally to stabilize the cell membrane well enough to create good levels of ATP. Apparently good cholesterol levels are also needed for proper cell division and low levels may be a risk factor for cancer. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/the-cholesterol-myth-that_b_676817.html My results are: 118 mg/dL (100-199) Triglycerides 59 (0-149) HDL cholesterol 56 (>39) VLDL 12 (5-40) LDL 50 (0-99) The HDL result says that greater than 59 is considered a negative risk factor for CHF. So I assume that my level is a risk factor for CHF? Is my LDL too low? The article seems to indicate than under 130 is too low - but again how to raise? Does anyone know about the important ratios and what they are meant to be? How do you raise total cholesterol - diet? Are there any other ways? Does low cholesterol indicate a liver problem since most cholesterol is made in the liver? Help!