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    Child with high tc
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    Cboyuk78 posted:
    Hi I'm new to this form. We went and saw our family doctor today and she told me that my 12 year old son has high tc. I'm trying to find out more info about it .here are his numbers -TC 5.6 LDL 3.29 HDL 106 TG 2.75 .my son does weigh a lot he is 133lbs , any info on his number or what to do would be so great. My doctor also told me to cut out a lot of meat .please any help will help out. Thank you vary much
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    billh99 responded:
    I am converting the your mmol/l readings to mg/dl which is used in the US.

    TC - 217
    LDL - 127
    HDL (I am assuming that the reading was 1.06) - 41
    TG - 244

    Personally I would be more concerned about the triglycerides.


    Here is a good starting point.
    http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/guide/cholesterol-basics

    In many cases this can be changed with life style changes.

    Nothing with transfats.

    And eliminate as much refined carbohydrates as possible. That includes sugar and while flour and any products made with them (soft drinks, pasteries, white bread).

    For meet you can still have beef, but limit to the leaner cuts. But get most of the protein from chicken, fish, non-fat dairy, and plants.

    LOTS of fruits and veggies.

    Regular exercise.

    And lose weight if needed.
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Bill is right - exercise will help!

    Here is a link that might provide some helpful information:

    Tips for Getting Your Child Off the Couch


    Also, you can find great recipes here that are meatless or use turkey, chicken and fish:

    WebMD Health & Cooking

    You're being a great parent to help your child now and set good habits for life - the whole family can get healthier along with him!

    Haylen


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