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Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Triglycerides

Yes, it can affect your total cholesterol.
It's because eating prior to blood draw can increase the level of your triglycerides which in turn can affect the calculation of your total cholesterol, which uses a formula that includes triglycerides.

In brief: Triglycerides

Yes, it can affect your total cholesterol.
It's because eating prior to blood draw can increase the level of your triglycerides which in turn can affect the calculation of your total cholesterol, which uses a formula that includes triglycerides.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Only LDL Cholesterol

Eating increases triglyceride levels which affect the calculation of LDL cholesterol.
Total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol are directly measured and are not affected by eating before the blood test.

In brief: Only LDL Cholesterol

Eating increases triglyceride levels which affect the calculation of LDL cholesterol.
Total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol are directly measured and are not affected by eating before the blood test.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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