Your BP has nothing to do with your cholesterol, unless the very LDL cholesterol has oxidized and form blockages in your arteries, causing an increase in BP. If your arteries are clear, your BP will be normal, all other factors being equal. When you talk about cholesterol, you must distinguish between the different types. HDL cholesterol is beneficial as it removes “junk” from your arterial walls. LDL is bad, and very LDL is worse. When oxidized, they form irregularities in the artery walls. So, the total cholesterol count is not very useful. You must also know the total HDL, LDL, and very low-density. The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL should be no more than 4:1, but, of course, a lower ratio is desirable, such as 3:1 or even 2:1.