i just got my results... over all 237,LDL 119, HDL 76, triglycerides 210. my ratio is 3.1 which they say is very low risk, but my triglycerides are very high. i am female, 5'4", 103lbs. and strict paleo... what does all this mean?
i am 64.
asked byanne_l (257)
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on April 19, 2012
at 10:36 PM
Hi Anne, what a coincidence. I just got mine done yesterday through my work. They gave us all a booklet and there was a quick reference guide that you might find useful. I have heard that the averages for 'health' vary by region, but I don't know if that is a fact. If it is, then these would be for Texas.
So according to this your total cholesterol is over the ideal as are your triglycerides, your HDL looks good, and your LDL seems to be good.
As a woman you'll hopefully find this informative as well. Cholesterol it seems is affected by hormone levels so we have different ranges and issues depending on whether we're still menstruating or not.
Menstrual Cycle Affects Cholesterol Levels - http://women.webmd.com/news/20100812/menstrual-cycle-affects-cholesterol-levels