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Total Cholesterol

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 24, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Is the total cholesterol the sum total cholesterol or is it total non-HDL cholesterol (only including LDL+VLDL)?

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

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on September 27, 2011
at 11:49 PM

Jan2- My Trig is 57, HDL is 81 and total is 345...always happens when I add home rendered pork cracklings to my diet. All that LDL is going to be the benign , light fluffy variety with the trigs and HDL as they are.

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

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on September 26, 2011
at 12:11 AM

If your trigs are in check, so will be your tc.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on September 25, 2011
at 05:46 AM

lol yep to both comments

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 25, 2011
at 05:00 AM

Well within reason, if your TC is somewhere 180-250 its propably optimal. I doubt something like 300-460 is any good. Atleast havent seen any evidence to support that.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on September 25, 2011
at 02:39 AM

*to make it "more clear"... or to "clarify".

34d0dfe6cb1a477bd2b5f984c2af29a9

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on September 25, 2011
at 12:18 AM

To make it clearer, HDL+LDL+(Triglicerides/5)

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4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

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on September 25, 2011
at 03:35 AM

You shouldn't worry about total cholesterol at all, if your trigs are down adn your HDL is high enough, everything is fine. Relax

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 25, 2011
at 05:00 AM

Well within reason, if your TC is somewhere 180-250 its propably optimal. I doubt something like 300-460 is any good. Atleast havent seen any evidence to support that.

4ff24fb9a7d48305681487dfb8040a5e

(383)

on September 26, 2011
at 12:11 AM

If your trigs are in check, so will be your tc.

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

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on September 27, 2011
at 11:49 PM

Jan2- My Trig is 57, HDL is 81 and total is 345...always happens when I add home rendered pork cracklings to my diet. All that LDL is going to be the benign , light fluffy variety with the trigs and HDL as they are.

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74c1777d7d39b053ca64c065dcdb0072

on September 25, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Jeff's calculation is right and this is why total cholesterol is an idiotic number. There is no reason to add, it just obfuscates what is going on. Adding a positive correlated number to two negatively correlated numbers is going to harm the predictive power.

People want to use cholesterol as a linear predictor but it cannot be well used that way because of its construction.

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on September 24, 2011
at 11:13 PM

no it's HDL+LDL+ Triglycerides divided by 5

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on September 25, 2011
at 05:46 AM

lol yep to both comments

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on September 25, 2011
at 02:39 AM

*to make it "more clear"... or to "clarify".

34d0dfe6cb1a477bd2b5f984c2af29a9

(493)

on September 25, 2011
at 12:18 AM

To make it clearer, HDL+LDL+(Triglicerides/5)

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