Total Cholesterol = 264 mg/dl HDL Cholesterol = 64 mg/dl Triglycerides = 137 mg/dl LDL Cholesterol = 172 mg/dl (per Friedewald formula) LDL Cholesterol = 198 mg/dl (per Iranian formula) TC / HDL = 4.14 HDL / TC = 0.24 HDL / LDL = 0.372 TRG / HDL = 2.14 Glucose = 86 BMI = 22
Based on these numbers I don't think I should worry but would appreciate everyone's opinion. My reasoning:
- My Total Cholesterol is less than 300 mg/dl, anything in the 300 range suggest something isn't right. Unfortuantly, I'm closer to 300 than 200 so this is a little concerning.
- TRG/HDL ratio is 2.14. According to Kresser a ratio less than 2 is best and a number higher than 3 is worst. I'm closer to 2 than 3.
- I believe I read somewhere that a HDL/TC of 0.24 or greater is considered ideal, but I can't find a source.
- Although my Triglycerides are high, they are less than 150 mg/dl, which I believe is ideal.
A couple of follow up question:
- Is there another source that can corroborate Kresser belief that a TRG/HDL ratio less than 2 is ideal?
- Can anyone provide a source or knowledge on the ideal HDL/TC ratio?
- Would a LDL particle size test be worth it?
asked byxzolian (15)
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on August 03, 2012
at 01:22 PM
Basically, the lower the triglyceerides, the better, and the higher the HDL the better. So from that the lower the ratio, the better. Mine is HDL 75 to Triglyceride 72.
BMI doesn't matter a whole lot as much as body composition and body fat percentage.
Your LDL is kind of high, but without knowing the true composition of the particle size, that could be bad or neutral.