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Hack my blood work - do I need to make a change?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 15, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I just got the results from a health screening at work, and I don't know if I should keep doing what I'm doing or change what I'm doing, since my total cholesterol came back in the borderline high range.

I feel great, I eat paleo (grass fed meats, pastured eggs, veggies, some fruit/nuts) and occasionally dairy, but not much. I workout 2-3 times a week doing TRX/circuitfit (high intensity/interval type workout) and take a lot of long walks. I'm a 37 year old woman, 130lbs, 5'7".

Total Cholesterol = 239
Triglycerides = 46
HDL = 73
VLDL calc = 9
LDL calc = 157
Total Chol/HDL ratio = 3.3

Unfortunately they did not give any particle size/density numbers. Should I be concerned with these numbers?

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on September 15, 2012
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More accurate LDL calculation is 120. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10789757/Calculator.html Not saying that's good/bad, just pointing it out.

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I'm not a Dr but that looks good to me. 239 should not be considered borderline high, especially for women, and especially for people of European descent.

This shows that higher is actually better for women in Norway

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/j.1365-2753.2011.01767.x/asset/j.1365-2753.2011.01767.x.pdf;jsessionid=E72D7EDA06E11C10DD57172A23A5B4A4.d04t04?v=1&t=h74w5biw&s=43b98420bea279b1272f66fd307cc06021fa9651

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