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Old 12-01-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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cholesterol

What are normal ranges for a 23 year old? Mine was 144 for the bad cholesterol and 57 for the good cholesterol. The woman at my dr's office said that it was somewhat high, but nothing to worry about.

 
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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Re: cholesterol

According to one of my latest lab reports:

Reference range:

Cholosterol 100-199
Triglycrides 0-149
HDL 40-150
LDL 0-129 (however, doctors now want it below 100)
Chol/HDL 0.0-5.0

Yes, your LDL is too high. Best to reduce saturated fats in your diet, lose weight if overweight. Stay away from fast foods, eat healthy and in normal portions.

It is best to make lifestyle changes now than to have to take cholesterol meds that have severe side effects for many people.

Exercise raises HDL and lowers LDL.

 
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:13 AM   #3
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Re: cholesterol

How are mine too high if ldl is wanted below 100 and mine is 57, and my hdl is 144 and it's supposed to be below 150?

 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:23 PM   #4
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Re: cholesterol

twizliz, you said that your bad Cholosterol (LDL) was 144 and your good Cholosterol (HDL) was 57. In your second post your reversed the numbers. Take a look at Marie55's reference range.

 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:46 PM   #5
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Re: cholesterol

oh.. I don't know which is which.. I'm sorry! (as far as hdl and ldl goes)

 
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