Blood test, 25-year vegan
Just got my most recent blood test results. Not bad.
Blood pressure: 112 / 66 (good)
Total cholesterol: 173 (good)
HDL: 51 (good)
LDL: 112 (slightly elevated)
Cholesterol/HDL ratio: 3.4 (optimal)
Hemoglobin A1C: 5.5% (normal)
Creatinine: 0.70 (normal)
Thyroid stimulating hormone: 2.01 (normal)
Serum electrolytes: All normal
According to the American College of Cardiology's cardiovascular disease risk calculator, my 10-year risk of CVD is 1.4%, and my lifetime risk of CVD is 5%.
“Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
Last edited by David3; 03-10-2016 at 07:38 PM.