Medical Precinct, Level 1, 300 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000
level 11/501 george st, sydney nsw 2000
02 8379 0355appointments




WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL?

Cholesterol is a lipid (fat) molecule which is essential for animal life, and is synthesised by every cell in the body. It is an essential component of the cell membrane, and is the precursor for many hormones, including testosterone and oestrogen. The amount of cholesterol in the diet has little bearing on cholesterol levels in the blood. High levels of “bad” cholesterol are associated with deposition in the walls of arteries, and the development of coronary artery disease and other vascular conditions.

Low density lipoprotein (LDL) = “bad” cholesterol

High density lipoprotein (HDL) = “good” cholesterol

The concentration of LDL cholesterol in the blood is proportional to your risk of developing heart disease, while HDL cholesterol is protective.

LDL is raised by:
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • Kidney disease
  • Genetic factors


LDL can be lowered by:
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Dietary changes
  • Medication (including the statins)


Cholesterol targets
  • LDL < 2.5, or < 1.8 if previous heart disease/ high risk
  • HDL > 1.0


Our Locations


We are proud to consult at two convenient Sydney CBD locations:




Medical Precinct,
Lvl 1, 300 Barangaroo Av,
Barangaroo 2000

T: 02 8379 0355
F: 02 8379 0350

Our consulting rooms are located within the Barangaroo medical precinct, Tower 3.

Entry is via Barangaroo Av under the medical symbol.

Enter via sliding doors and proceed to 1st floor via stairs or elevator, then turn right.



Lvl 11/501 George St,
Sydney 2000

T: 02 8379 0355
F: 02 8379 0350

Our consulting rooms are located adjacent to MediCentral in Regent Place.

Entry is via George St under the yellow Regent Place sign.

Take the elevators up to the first level and turn left.