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    Are these readings good?
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    angelintrini posted:
    Done on April 30, 2012

    total = 154
    triglycerides=93 (was 79 in October 2011)
    hdl=38 (isn't this too low?)
    ldl=98 (close to 100....dont think it's good)
    vldl=18
    cardiac risk factor =4.0 (the range on my lab results (3.5 to 6.4)
    I'm also diabetic.
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    billh99 responded:
    Fairly good.
    Optimum LDL is < 100
    And Optimum nonHDL (TC - HDL) is <130.
    Some doctors think that this is the most important measurement.

    Desirable Trig is < 150, but some doctors like to see is < 100.

    As an independent measurement the desired level is >39 (>49 for women).

    Fish oil (and cold water fish) is one way to help raise HDL.

    Here are some other ideas.

    http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/high-cholesterol-raising-your-hdl-level#
     
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    angelintrini replied to billh99's response:
    BillH99, thanks for the information.


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