December 18, 2011

Lipid Panel Test

It's been a few years since I had one done, so I went for a lipid panel blood test a couple of weeks ago.

Cholesterol is what this test is all about, and the numbers are now in.

It registered at 212.

It should be under 200, but other factors are also taken into account.

The HDL, which is the good cholesterol, and the LDL, the bad cholesterol.

My good was 49, and since it is supposed to be over 40, mine is a good number.

The LDL is a factored figure, which I will get into on my next post.

The prognosis: my levels are good, keep up with the low fat diet and exercise.

In my next post I will discuss the triglycerides and the part they play in figuring the bad cholesterol.

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