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The Indian group that comes to my work (a camp) this time of the year gives free blood tests. I got one last year and I got one this year and they're both similar!<br><br>
LDL they said was so low the machine couldn't even read it???<br>
HDL 29: They said that it shouldn't be under 40?<br>
Triglycerides 79: The sheet said under 100 is good<br>
Total Cholesterol 100<br>
Blood Glucose 99<br>
Blood Pressure: I forgot the number. I don't have the sheet with me but it was ok I know that much.<br><br>
So the girl told me to eat healthy, things like salads, flax seeds, and walnuts which I do. She said the only way to raise HDL is to eat healthy and exercise, which I do but not enough. She said 5 days a week and I only do it like 2 or 3.<br>
What do you think of these results?
 

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The Indian group that comes to my work (a camp) this time of the year gives free blood tests. I got one last year and I got one this year and they're both similar!<br><br>
LDL they said was so low the machine couldn't even read it???<br>
HDL 29: They said that it shouldn't be under 40?<br>
Triglycerides 79: The sheet said under 100 is good<br>
Total Cholesterol 100<br>
Blood Glucose 99<br>
Blood Pressure: I forgot the number. I don't have the sheet with me but it was ok I know that much.<br><br>
So the girl told me to eat healthy, things like salads, flax seeds, and walnuts which I do. She said the only way to raise HDL is to eat healthy and exercise, which I do but not enough. She said 5 days a week and I only do it like 2 or 3.<br>
What do you think of these results?</div>
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Haha your numbers were too good to register on their epuipment! I am a nurse; you will live forever with a total cholesterol of 100. I would not worry about HDL levels at all. :)<br><br>
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Were these fasting numbers? 99 blood glucose is higher than I would think a person like you would have. More exercise, yes! Seems like the LDL would be 71 if the total number is 100 and the HDL is 29. See this for what that can tell you: <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_5566461_calculate-hdl-ldl-ratio.html" target="_blank">http://www.ehow.com/how_5566461_calc...ldl-ratio.html</a>
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The Indian group that comes to my work (a camp) this time of the year gives free blood tests. I got one last year and I got one this year and they're both similar!<br><br>
LDL they said was so low the machine couldn't even read it???<br>
HDL 29: They said that it shouldn't be under 40?<br>
Triglycerides 79: The sheet said under 100 is good<br>
Total Cholesterol 100<br>
Blood Glucose 99<br>
Blood Pressure: I forgot the number. I don't have the sheet with me but it was ok I know that much.<br><br>
So the girl told me to eat healthy, things like salads, flax seeds, and walnuts which I do. She said the only way to raise HDL is to eat healthy and exercise, which I do but not enough. She said 5 days a week and I only do it like 2 or 3.<br>
What do you think of these results?</div>
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Were these fasting numbers? 99 blood glucose is higher than I would think a person like you would have. More exercise, yes! Seems like the LDL would be 71 if the total number is 100 and the HDL is 29. See this for what that can tell you: <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_5566461_calculate-hdl-ldl-ratio.html" target="_blank">http://www.ehow.com/how_5566461_calc...ldl-ratio.html</a></div>
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A blood glucose lever of 99 isn't high at all, in fact it's rather on the low end unless these were fasting blood tests.<br><a href="https://www.virginiamason.org/service.cfm?id=511" target="_blank">https://www.virginiamason.org/service.cfm?id=511</a>
 

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Those results were fasting. Only thing I had within 11 hours was a sip of water. Also, I didn't mention my age but I'll be 25 in November if that makes a difference.<br>
What is a healthier fasting blood glucose? Why would it be that high?<br><br>
EDIT: According to that site a normal fasting blood glucose is under 110 so then I guess I'm ok?
 

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A blood glucose lever of 99 isn't high at all, in fact it's rather on the low end unless these were fasting blood tests.<br><a href="https://www.virginiamason.org/service.cfm?id=511" target="_blank">https://www.virginiamason.org/service.cfm?id=511</a></div>
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Did you not see that I referenced that very thing? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Those results were fasting. Only thing I had within 11 hours was a sip of water. Also, I didn't mention my age but I'll be 25 in November if that makes a difference.<br>
What is a healthier fasting blood glucose? Why would it be that high?<br><br>
EDIT: According to that site a normal fasting blood glucose is under 110 so then I guess I'm ok?</div>
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Here's the thing, the ranges for what is "normal" are just that; ranges. I've been told different things about what number is ideal.<br><br>
I just thought it would be lower for you, considering your lifestyle and stats in general is all.
 

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Did you not see that I referenced that very thing? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Here's the thing, the ranges for what is "normal" are just that; ranges. I've been told different things about what number is ideal.<br><br>
I just thought it would be lower for you, considering your lifestyle and stats in general is all.</div>
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Yeah, I guess.
 

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Were these fasting numbers? 99 blood glucose is higher than I would think a person like you would have. More exercise, yes! Seems like the LDL would be 71 if the total number is 100 and the HDL is 29. See this for what that can tell you: <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_5566461_calculate-hdl-ldl-ratio.html" target="_blank">http://www.ehow.com/how_5566461_calc...ldl-ratio.html</a></div>
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When I got my blood work, the LDL and HDL didn't add up to the total cholesterol, it was about 20 higher than the total number of the two. The OP's LDL could be in the 50's, but that's a guess considering my blood work. Both my LDL and HDL were in the 60's, yet my total was in the 140's.<br><br>
When I got bloodwork, my blood glucose was 97, in the normal range. That's always bugged me though, because I know that's at the high end of the normal range. That might just be normal for me though. Growing up, my meals did come from the ice cream truck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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My total was 208 (8 points high) but I was told not to worry because my LDL is so low (30-something) in comparison with HDL (high 70's). Triglycerides were good although I can't remember the number at the moment. My glucose was also on the high side of normal at 95. Despite being told I'm perfectly healthy, I'm interested in lowering both my cholesterol and glucose levels.<br><br>
Note: Everything was recently measured because I've been taking an anti-psychotic medication that raises cholesterol and glucose and my psychiatrist wanted to make sure I'd be okay to continue taking it. That probably had an effect on my numbers.
 

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My total was 208 (8 points high) but I was told not to worry because my LDL is so low (30-something) in comparison with HDL (high 70's). Triglycerides were good although I can't remember the number at the moment. My glucose was also on the high side of normal at 95. Despite being told I'm perfectly healthy, I'm interested in lowering both my cholesterol and glucose levels.<br><br>
Note: Everything was recently measured because I've been taking an anti-psychotic medication that raises cholesterol and glucose and my psychiatrist wanted to make sure I'd be okay to continue taking it. That probably had an effect on my numbers.</div>
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I wouldn't ignore a cholesterol level of 200 since people with that number still have coronary events. A good book that explains all of the numbers and how it relates to cardiovascular disease is Dr Esselstyne's <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Prevent and Rerverse Heart Disease</span> . He specifically states that cardiovascular event don't occur anymore with cholesterol levels of 150 or less. (So DoktorMartini, you're fine!)
 

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My total was 208 (8 points high) but I was told not to worry because my LDL is so low (30-something) in comparison with HDL (high 70's). Triglycerides were good although I can't remember the number at the moment. My glucose was also on the high side of normal at 95. Despite being told I'm perfectly healthy, I'm interested in lowering both my cholesterol and glucose levels.<br><br>
Note: Everything was recently measured because I've been taking an anti-psychotic medication that raises cholesterol and glucose and my psychiatrist wanted to make sure I'd be okay to continue taking it. That probably had an effect on my numbers.</div>
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Your glucose level is fine. I am guessing you are young? 97 fasting is fine, and it is a typical number for a healthy young person.<br><br>
The 208 is a little high, but your ratio is great. Your high HDLs will help protect your vessels against the LDLs.<br><br>
Btw, HDL and LDL don't add up to the total cholesterol number; it is more complicated than that. Some tests look at VLDL (very low density) which is really dangerous in high percentages. Anyway, great to see all these healthy lab results from the vegs! :)
 

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Yeah, I shouldn't post anywhere serious when I have a migraine and am on opiates and muscle relaxants, left out my qualifier, "nearly" or "mostly". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> . Typically 10-15% of the total number is represented by the VLDL.
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When I got my blood work, the LDL and HDL didn't add up to the total cholesterol, it was about 20 higher than the total number of the two. The OP's LDL could be in the 50's, but that's a guess considering my blood work. Both my LDL and HDL were in the 60's, yet my total was in the 140's.<br><br>
When I got bloodwork, my blood glucose was 97, in the normal range. That's always bugged me though, because I know that's at the high end of the normal range. That might just be normal for me though. Growing up, my meals did come from the ice cream truck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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The Indian group that comes to my work (a camp) this time of the year gives free blood tests. I got one last year and I got one this year and they're both similar!<br><br>
LDL they said was so low the machine couldn't even read it???<br>
HDL 29: They said that it shouldn't be under 40?<br>
Triglycerides 79: The sheet said under 100 is good<br>
Total Cholesterol 100<br>
Blood Glucose 99<br>
Blood Pressure: I forgot the number. I don't have the sheet with me but it was ok I know that much.<br><br>
So the girl told me to eat healthy, things like salads, flax seeds, and walnuts which I do. She said the only way to raise HDL is to eat healthy and exercise, which I do but not enough. She said 5 days a week and I only do it like 2 or 3.<br>
What do you think of these results?</div>
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I forgot to mention this before, that you don't have to worry about raising your HDL, when your LDL is fine, and yours is very good. HDL's responsibility is to clean up and get rid of excess LDL floating around in the blood. Since you don't have much, your body doesn't create as much HDL, therefore, your number isn't super high....again explained very well in the book I linked earlier!<br><br>
this is from Dr McDougall's newsletter in Jan '11, regarding this issue: <a href="http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=20479" target="_blank">http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/vi...hp?f=7&t=20479</a>
 

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Thanks for the info and advice, Jess and Led! Yes, I just turned 25, still pretty young. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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