New York, NY
A 30-year-old male asked:
Can you measure your lipid levels? if so how?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Routine blood test: It is better to have a high HDL and a low LDL. HDL is the good and LDL is the bad cholesterol. Doctors want a patient's total cholesterol divided by HDL to be less than 3.0. Avoiding animal fats should lower one's LDL. One's triglycerides (TG) should not be high either. Avoiding sugar and avoiding simple carbohydrates should lower one's TG.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2016
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