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... Great explanation... So... here is the calculation: Divide your Triglycerides by 5 113/5 = 22.6 Now, the formula is: (6 replies)
... The Friedewald Formula is normaly used to estimate LDL cholesterol. The only lipids that are directly read are TC, TG and HDL. ... (6 replies)
Weird Cholesterol
Oct 22, 2004
... but this is only an approximation. That formula works pretty good for triglycerides in the normal range of approximately 100 to 200. ... (7 replies)

... Hey bigal, your forumla is identical to the one you said was wrong. You said: LDL = TC - HDL - (Trigs/5) Which just happens to be the same exact forumula as: TC = LDL + HDL + (Trigs/5). (6 replies)
... No the formula is wrong the correct one is Total cholesterol minus HDL minus the (Triglycerides divided by 5) So here is an example Chol.=174 Trig= 296 HDL= 54 LDL=60.8 174 - 54=120 296. divided by 5=59.2 120 -59.2 60.8 (6 replies)
... The figures for my mum doesn't seem to fit in the formula which zip or the web told me (i.e. HDL+LDL+Triy/5): HDL 63 LDL 150 Triy 77 TC 247 There comes my question. Anyway thanks for the feedback. I agree it's no good asking things that are already plenty there on the web. (6 replies)
... As zip noted, TC is always read directly. It is LDL that is calculated using the the formula zip provided. ... (6 replies)
... Time for me to jump back on my rant against the LDL calculation formula bandwagon. The thought that by raising trigs you can improve your LDL is just crazy and I am yet to be educated on how this phenomenon works. ... (11 replies)
... cause the caculated LDL values to be high. Your doctor should have a direct measurement cholesterol test done before even talking to you about statins considering your TG levels. ... (35 replies)
... the trick is to lower total cholesterol also and boost HDL. ... (24 replies)
... AFAIK the direct calculation of LDL is accurate without regard to elevated triglyceride levels. The author of the Friedewald formula has also stated that a calculated LDL is only accurate when both the total cholesterol and LDL levels are within the normal range. ... (20 replies)




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