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A 42-year-old member asked:

my fasing sugar is 142mg,/dl, s.cholestrol 211, s.triglycerides 267, hdl cholestrole 36, ldl cholestrol 146? are these levels normal?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Metabolic Syndrome.: These numbers are not normal. In fact, they seem very consistent with something called metabolic syndrome - high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high LDL, high triglycerides, low HDL. It's linked to high insulin levels in the blood and, as you can imagine, is very atherogenic. If you're overweight, losing weight will certainly help this.
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Your fasting glucose is also consistent with diabetes. Your clinician will likely repeat it along with additional lab test - HBAIC and Urine Microalbumin. I encourage you to start a healthy diet and formal exercise regimen to improve your numbers, reduce your risk for heart disease, and improve your quality of life.
Feb 27, 2015

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