Healthy levels of cholesterol don't vary much for typical adults. Variation of recommended levels tends to change due to other health conditions.
The American Heart Association recommends that all adults have starting at 20 years old, which is when cholesterol levels can start to go up. Men are generally at a higher risk than women for higher cholesterol.
Here are the healthy levels of cholesterol, based on your age and gender: Anyone As women and men get older, their cholesterol levels rise.
The American Heart Association explains healthy cholesterol levels and what All adults age 20 or older should have their cholesterol (and other risk factors).
WebMD helps you make sense of your cholesterol level numbers, that men ages 35 and older and women ages 45 and older be more.