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Probably what it is is a TOTAL CHOLESTEROL of 225, not too bad.
A BAD CHOLESTEROL (LDL) of 118, pretty good actually.

Unfortunately working backwards from the formula:
TC = LDL + HDL + Trigl/5
gives you HDL = TC - LDL - Trigl/5

or an HDL of 33. If my assumptiions are correct, the HDL is pretty horrible and a rather large risk factor.

That very high triglycerides, low HDL and very overweight condition (especially if you have abdominal fat) is called metabolic syndrome and predisposes to diabetes and heart disease.

Call the doctor and get the numbers again...especially the HDL (the good cholesterol!) A slight misinterpretation can make a big difference.
I got my blood work back today. When I first got tested during late November my numbers were

Total - 225
HDL - 33
Tri - 370
Ratio 6.8
LDL - 118


Since that time I changed my diet, lost 30 lbs, took Tricor, and took some fish oil pills (not on a regular basis). My new numbers are

Total - 142
HDL - 44
Tri - 84
Ratio 3.2
LDL - 81

The numbers look good to me and the nurse on the phone agrees. Am I wrong? My plan now is to keep the weight down and to continue the fish oil pills and get tested again in a couple of months to see what happens. Thanks to everybody here for the information they have provided
[QUOTE=madams2]I got my blood work back today. When I first got tested during late November my numbers were

Total - 225
HDL - 33
Tri - 370
Ratio 6.8
LDL - 118


Since that time I changed my diet, lost 30 lbs, took Tricor, and took some fish oil pills (not on a regular basis). My new numbers are

Total - 142
HDL - 44
Tri - 84
Ratio 3.2
LDL - 81

The numbers look good to me and the nurse on the phone agrees. Am I wrong? My plan now is to keep the weight down and to continue the fish oil pills and get tested again in a couple of months to see what happens. Thanks to everybody here for the information they have provided[/QUOTE]


Are you going to stop the tricor also?





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