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Cholesterol Ratio Analysis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 03, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    
    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?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Oh, I gotcha. I just read your answer and not the entire question.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2012
at 02:07 PM

because he stated trig/HDL, that is what I meant by lower ratio

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2012
at 02:06 PM

@foreveryoung...You are correct, I worded it wrong.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on August 03, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Raise is correct that ideally you would like higher HDLs and lower Trigs, but this would mean you'd like a HIGHER ratio, not a lower one like Raise says. HDL/Trigs.

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on August 03, 2012
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Raise is correct that ideally you would like higher HDLs and lower Trigs, but this would mean you'd like a higher ratio, not a lower one.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

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.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on August 03, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Raise is correct that ideally you would like higher HDLs and lower Trigs, but this would mean you'd like a higher ratio, not a lower one.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 03, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Oh, I gotcha. I just read your answer and not the entire question.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2012
at 02:07 PM

because he stated trig/HDL, that is what I meant by lower ratio

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 03, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Raise is correct that ideally you would like higher HDLs and lower Trigs, but this would mean you'd like a HIGHER ratio, not a lower one like Raise says. HDL/Trigs.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2012
at 02:06 PM

@foreveryoung...You are correct, I worded it wrong.

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