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The doctor is the best person to help with this question but what I don't understand is the reduction in his HDL. At first they said the HDL was 56 which is good but the second time his HDL was 30 and that is low. His HDL should be over 40. The 198 isn't bad but the triglycerides are high at 253 and they shouldn't be over 150. I think 20% of the total cholesterol is made from triglycerides. It is good you had your son tested at such a young age or you wouldn't know. Taking fish oil supplements will help lower triglycerides. Now that you know and work with a dietitian your son should be back to healthy levels. Exercise is always good too. :) One last thing, his LDL of 47 seems kind of low and his numbers seem a little funny but it is possible that is normal for a young boy.





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