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Old 11-03-2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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266!!!!!!!!

I got my cholesterol results today ......my total number is 266 . In the past it has always been about 230...Anyway, my HDL is 85 and my LDL is 171...The dr. said my triglycerides are normal. She said because my HDL is high I am not a cardiac risk. She said to watch my diet and exercise daily . she will retest in 6 months.....I thought I was eating very healthy. I am shocked to learn my number is 266 . What can i do to lower it? Please advise. I am in a state of shock ......My dr. doesn't seem concerned......thanks bride527

 
Old 11-04-2006, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: 266!!!!!!!!

Bride,
I calculated your triglycerides and got a value of 50...superb, so excess sugar or booze isn't your problem.

Therefore I think you would get the most benefit from substantially lowering your saturated fat intake and eliminating any sources of trans-fats (hydrogenated oils.)

 
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:14 PM   #3
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Re: 266!!!!!!!!

Your doctor is correct. No cause for alarm. Your hdl is excellent, therefore, so is your ratio.

 
Old 11-05-2006, 05:29 AM   #4
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Re: 266!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the responses. How did you calcuate my ratio?. Can you tell me how to do that? So you don't think i have to panic???.......My dr. did tell me that my HDL was really good......I am going to continue working out and watching my diet..thanks bride527

 
Old 11-05-2006, 06:38 AM   #5
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Re: 266!!!!!!!!

Ratio is TOTAL CHOLESTEROL / HDL or 266/85 or 3.2 which is excellent.
HOWEVER, an LDL of 171 is an independent risk factor all on its own.

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