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A 27-year-old male asked:

My chol tested at 220 total(ldl 165 and hdl 43). i did forget to fast before the test though.not over weight. how much damage could be done already?28

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Likely reversible: There is likely damage to your blood vessels from this lipid profile. However, evidence suggests that if you improve your life style and lipid profile you may be able to reverse the damage. It would be important to have a detailed discussion with your doctor and may be seek consultation with a nutritionist. Change in diet, exercise and losing weight are all essential.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Cholesterol is less effected by not fasting but triglycerides will be and a reason to fast. Agree with Dr Singh. You are age 27 - time to is start now
Aug 3, 2014
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Repeat test: I would recommend repeating the test, fasting this time. If LDL remains elevated have a discussion with your physician about best options to have it addressed and a comprehensive plan, based on your specific risk factors.

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