Here is an image of my results, or just look below:
Total Cholesterol 240
It's 112 on the Iranian formula, but I'm not really sure of the significance of that.
Should I be concerned about the LDL? I've been eating paleo + dairy for about 2 years. I keep it low-ish carb, but still eat potatoes, white rice and fruit.
asked byMike_61 (40)
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on May 24, 2013
at 11:40 PM
240 TC is more or less in line with what traditional cultures have for TC levels, high by modern medicine standards, but not so high that risk is increase. Trig/HDL is awesome, a ratio that is protective against CVD. Assuming no other nagging health issues, why bother testing with numbers like those?
on May 08, 2013
at 02:15 AM
Also consider a NMR Test to see what the LDL-P and small LDL-P counts are
on May 07, 2013
at 11:41 PM
The LDL as bad cholesterol and HDL as good cholesterol is outdated. There's a type of HDL that turns out isn't so great, and certain types of LDL that are okay.
You'd need a VAP test and a Lp(a) test to really get anything conclusive.
I would highly recommend "The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why lowering your cholesterol wont prevent heart disease." It's well researched, up to date, and explains in great detail what you need to know in terms of cholesterol.