A 37-year-old female asked:
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i'm 37, about 100lbs overweight, 5'11 and fairly active...these are my recent cholesterol levels: 189total, 127ldl, 42hdl & 99tri. are these ok?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, HOWEVER...: Your cholesterol levels are in the "normal" range but this doesn't mean you're not at increased risk of heart disease! half of those with serious heart disease have normal chol. Levels. Obesity is associated with high Insulin levels which causes inflammation which is the main cause of heart disease! see http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
As always -- look at the person, not the labs!
May 23, 2013
Dr. Anila Khaliq
17 years experience Family Medicine
No and yes : Your HDL is great which is 42 but your LDL should not be more than 100 ., your's is 127 , once the patient touches 130 + ( LDL ) which does not come down after diet and exercise we start the patient on medication , triglycerides are fine , your total cholesterol is also within normal limits , i would try loosing weight because it will make a diff on your blood work.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
Acceptible: In the abscence of coronary heart disease and no risk factors for CAD and no diabetes your LDL is acceptible. Your HDL should be 45. Aerobic exercise weight reduction and diet is advised.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I think so: Have you discussed your options with your physician, including possible surgery?
Answered on Aug 5, 2014

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