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Cardiochek Cholesterol Test Strips
How long does it take for your body to clear out the stuff you've ate over vacation? Want to get a cholesterol test that's more like my regular diet.
About 1 month is a: reasonable time. But cholesterol (made by every animal cell, part of every animal cell membrane & allows animal cells to Not Need a cell wall; instead be flexible & allow animal cells to change shape: animals to move) has NEVER been the correct issue, through promoted by NIH.gov since early 1970s. Skip this nonsense. Get: NMR lipoprotein assay+triglycerides; optimize values to abnormally healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't do it!!!: You need reliable measurements of: Total cholesterol HDL cholesterol (good0 LDL cholesterol (Bad) and Triglycerides. They are useless when frequently measured. If you are taking medications or doing exercise and weight loss, the usual time to see if the intervention is working is not sooner than 4-6 months! Doing it more frequently will only generate anxiety and will not serve useful purpose ...Read more
Yes because Estimate: Cholesterol: a fat molecule made by every animal cell. Promoted as a way to guess at LDL particle concentrations. Not eating critical to ? ingested fats being carried in all the lipoprotein particles. But LDL particles carry 3to6, 000 fat molecules/particle ; cholesterol contents vary widely. Ldl-c is not ldl, is only estimated (t. Chol. - hdl-c - 1/5 triglycerides) ; low correlation with LDL conc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my cholesterol test in February, Little high,Ive changed my eating and lifestyle and want to know if four months is long enough to see a change?
Yes: It is reasonable to recheck your lipids. ...Read more
Disaster: It would probably blow it through the roof and completely invalidate your results. Really. ...Read more
Can you tell me for cholesterol, do you think my cholesterol will be lower with a fasting cholesterol test?
Yes: Yes yes yes, you want to have no food. You can have water if you want. That wont affect the results. Good luck. ...Read more
Lipids: For years we've fasted overnight as you note. Recent evidence suggests it isn't necessary. Practice is only changing slowly being cautious. ...Read more
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