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Cholesterol, TG Test: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles such as tg rich vldl and cholesterol rich LDL and hdl. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations.See 1 more doctor answer
Several: Lipids include triglycerides and cholesterol. Triglycerides are tiny droplets of fat in the bloodstream. They are formed from fat absorbed from intestines. It is how your body moves fat from your intestines to other parts of body for storage. Cholesterol is vital to life, and is used to make cell membranes (the casing of cells) and hormones like testosterone and others. Check out CardioGauge. Com
MRI of LDL/check-up.: This profile is a special test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR to observe the amount and type (s) of your LDL particles in your body, along with vldl and hdl. With this, your doctor can make more accurate treatment decisions. Since about 50% of heart attacks occur in those with good readings, and the risk goes up with issues like diabetes, and high blood pressure, it is wise to do it.See 1 more doctor answer
Predicts events.: Lipid profile tells you about risk for future heart / blood vessel disease. Smoking, hypertension, diabetes and lipids are modifiable risk factors. Non modifiable risk factors are male sex, getting older and having family history of early heart disease. At your age there is virtually no contribution of lipids to mortality within the next 20 years unless numbers very high or many risk factors.See 2 more doctor answers
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.