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Fasting time???
Jan 30, 2006
... I was always told to fast for 12 hours. It usually will say on your order for blood work. I recently had a lipid panel done. The good and bad cholesterol were in ideal range, as well as total cholesterol. The thing that was out of whack was my triglycerides. ... (3 replies)
... Time Post Prandial I imagine means number of hours since your last meal. The fact that you didn't fast for 8 hours before the test could account for the increase in LDL. But stress probably had a lot to do with it too. The LDL is still pretty low, anyway. ... (6 replies)
... The goals of a low LDL and high HDL often requires a good bit of time to acheive and for some it remains elusive no matter WHAT is done. ... (15 replies)

... carb meal can be as much as ten times what a fasting triglycerides result might be! So ignore those results and fast for 12 to 14 hours next time. Also, don't consume any alcohol within 24 hours, as it can influence the test for longer. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, Everyone. I'm a new member to these boards. ... (13 replies)
... workers yesterday and I was shocked when they told me their numbers. They all had perfect cholesterol and they eat fast food and junk food all the time. ... (6 replies)
... nches. I did not eat very much fresh fruit at all before. Many people on these boards say a low fat diet will lower HDL, which is not good. I just want my LDL to drop. Very curious what my numbers will be! ... (6 replies)
... I think you should call your dr. to get the other numbers. When they do a lipid panel, it consists of your TC, LDL, HDL and Trigs. ... (11 replies)
... I'm not sure if fasting affects ldl/hdl numbers much or not, but for triglycerides I was told that fasting matters. Ask for a lipoprotein test, which will show particle sizes, and also ask for a c-reactive protein and homocysteine test, and go from there. If your LDL is actually 255 via a VAP/NMR test, and primarily small particles, I'd go the medication route, and also... (13 replies)
... Avoid fast food like the plague, unless you are eating a baked potato, salad, etc. Use primarily olive oil or canola oil in your cooking. ... (5 replies)
... katrina...To have a cholesterol check, also called a lipid panel done, U need to fast from 12 to 14 hrs, so best time is in the a.m. ... (2 replies)
... I completely agree with Uff. Unless U have another medical condition that would cause your HDL and Trigs to be so messed up, I would tell the dr. what U ate the nite before. When U are going for a lipid panel, last thing U want to do is eat junk like that. ... (7 replies)
... ur blood pressure was a much bigger risk factor than your cholesterol is, and it looks like you are getting your BP under control, so you are already on your way to improved health. If you didn't get a complete lipid panel with LDL and HDL breakdown of your cholesterol last time, I suggest that you ask for such a test. ... (3 replies)
... Okay, the length and breadth of what you've told us about your diet is, "I've cut out fast foods". ... (16 replies)




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