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West Chester, PA
A 60-year-old female asked:

If lipid profile is ideal, then also can body fat percentage be high?

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Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Yes: Cholesterol & fat in blood has only minimal relationship to how fat a person is. You can weight 300 lbs and have normal cholesterol, and fats in your blood, to be healthy the first step is always to lose weight, men: waist less than 40 inch, women waist less than 35 inches. When you lose weight you lipids/cholesterol will improve, but not always to normal, then see a doctor, .
Last updated Aug 23, 2013
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