... gged. These numbers are only part of an equation, or profile which is later assembled. Everybody is different. For example, for someone with an HDL of, say 40, a total cholesterol of 240 may be considered high. But for someone such as your husband, who has an HDL of 92, a total cholesterol of 240 is hardly much of an issue. ... (9 replies)

... There SHOULD be no difference in the cholesterol measurement from lab to lab. ... (6 replies)

... VLDL. As you can see its a low weighted factor in the total cholesterol equation, but elevated triglycerides can be an independent risk factor for heart disease. ... (6 replies)

... I've seen that statement made before, but I don't see how you can come to that conclusion by just looking at a simple mathematical equation. The equation doesn't mean that if triglycerides go down that LDL must go up. ... (19 replies)

... A total cholesterol of 258 wouldn't be that big of a deal except for your low HDL level and high triglyceride level. ... (6 replies)

... I talked a little about my diet change...I used to have a total chol of 270 in 1997. ... (20 replies)

... Thanks Cobalt, :)
You are correct. The lady on the phone had LDL at 50.8 to be exact.
Today I celebrated with 2 eggs and a donut. :)
Haven't had those in awhile. (11 replies)

... and that you can perturb one variable independently of others and effect some change. The equation is only valid within specific lipid concentration ranges and even then, the values are approximations with some inherent error. ... (11 replies)

... times better at predicting future heart disease risk than total choleserol alone. ... (4 replies)

... was shown to be very low risk of heart disease and 16 times better at predicting future heart disease than just looking at the total cholesterol level alone. ... (8 replies)

... curate 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)

... A simple test that scrutinizes bad cholesterol more closely may more reliably predict who is going to have a heart attack, new research indicates. ... (20 replies)

... for example, your HDL and total cholesterol. In the real world, however, things don't usually work out quite that way. ... (21 replies)

... I'm not sure what conversion factors you were using, but I came up with completely different numbers, plus, triglycerides have a different molecular weight than cholesterol and requires the use of a different conversion factor. ... (8 replies)

... LDL cholesterol can be broken down into two kinds, pattern A and pattern B. LDL pattern A is large fluffy particles that are less dense than pattern B and not easily oxidized. ... (5 replies)

... Im sorry,
Total cholesterol 220
Triglycerides 138
HDL cholesterol 47
VLDL cholesterol 28
LDL cholesterol 145
Thanks (3 replies)

... Looking at your numbers, it seems highly unlikely that you will raise your HDL any higher. The only other option in lowering your LDL it to lower your total. The equation is what it is and thus leaves only a couple of ways to do this. ... (7 replies)

... I was 35, I had experienced weird pains for a month and a half before my heart attack. Heart disease runs in my family. My total cholesterol, during my worst days, was never over 300, my LDL was never above 200. ... (3 replies)

... I wouldn't be too concerned with your slightly elevated total cholesterol or LDL. ... (9 replies)

... I am not saying that ldl will go up in reality, I am stating that using the accepted equation for determining calculated ldl, the number reported to doctor and patient for LDL will be higher. ... (19 replies)