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# What do my cholesterol results mean?

Created May 07, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Total 260, HDL 69, LDL 171, Triglycerides 58

The total and LDL were tagged as high, and it was recommended that I start eating a low-fat diet, quit drinking, quit eating high-cholesterol and fatty foods and start exercising more.

My blood pressure is normal and my BMI is 23.5, reduced from 25 or so before I lost weight on a low-carb diet.

Thank you.

(14952)

on May 07, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Use some critical thinking skills. The guy is rationalizing away his dislipidemia. The man is inflamed.

(14952)

on May 07, 2012
at 06:35 PM

Use some common sense. THe guy is rationalizing away his high cholesterol. High cholesterol is a symptom of the inflammatory process. T

(2349)

on May 07, 2012
at 02:50 PM

The total cholesterol # is a direct measurement. Only the LDL is calculated. When you recalc LDL using the Iranian formula, you don't then recalculate the total. Here is a good explanation of the two formulas (and the limitations of the Friedewald formula): http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2010/04/friedewald-and-iranian-equations.html

(531)

on May 07, 2012
at 10:01 AM

Thank you. That was useful.

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on May 07, 2012
at 09:51 AM

(14952)

on May 07, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Use some critical thinking skills. The guy is rationalizing away his dislipidemia. The man is inflamed.

(14952)

on May 07, 2012
at 06:35 PM

Use some common sense. THe guy is rationalizing away his high cholesterol. High cholesterol is a symptom of the inflammatory process. T

(531)

on May 07, 2012
at 10:01 AM

Thank you. That was useful.

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(383)

on May 07, 2012
at 10:57 AM

Your ratios look good. LDL is a calculated value and is often skewed with low trigs.

Cholesterol ratio calculator: http://www.hughchou.org/calc/chol.php

Better LDL calculator for those with low trigs: http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~geoff36/LDL_mg.htm ("Iranian calculation").

That would make your LDL 148, thus your TC would be 229, which is not nearly so tragic-looking. Low trigs also generally indicate a good "fluffiness" ratio, so I'd say (and I am so far from a doctor it's not even funny, so bear that in mind) you're fine.

(2349)

on May 07, 2012
at 02:50 PM

The total cholesterol # is a direct measurement. Only the LDL is calculated. When you recalc LDL using the Iranian formula, you don't then recalculate the total. Here is a good explanation of the two formulas (and the limitations of the Friedewald formula): http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2010/04/friedewald-and-iranian-equations.html

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on May 07, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Its probably also good to request them to parse out your LDL into two different profile. If you have a large amount of large puffy LDL it is mostly likely okay.