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A 39-year-old male asked:

Hi. i did a fasting blood test. cholesterol 198. triglyceride 37. hdl 45. ldl 146. how good or bad these results are?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Pretty good: LDL's a wee bit higher than we'd like. See what you can do about that. Get back to that fitness-focused lifestyle you loved when you were a teen. I hope you'll make a healthy lifestyle, with fitness and sensible eating, central to what I'll bet will be a happy and healthy life.
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 36 years experience
Need Information: Both labs and risk factors are important in knowing cardiovascular (CVD) risk. More than cholesterol, CVD is related to the number of LDL (LDL-P) and HDL particles (hdl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with LDL-P and HDL-P, not LDL-P or HDL-C.
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Last updated Aug 30, 2014

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