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    Hey guys and gals, my doctor wants me to go on a low cholesterol diet because my "LDL is a bit high". I would like to form my own opinion but can't understand the format it was given to me in. Maybe someone can help me out?

    Cholesterol 5.7 mmol/L

    LDL 3.5

    Hdl. 1.8
    Chol/hdl. 3.2

    Trigs. 0.9

    I am use to seeing numbers like "240" or "50" and stuff. I am assuming its a decimal point movement but not sure. Also, taking thoughts/suggestions.

    25 year old healthy male. Have to get tested every 3 years for my job.

  • #2
    Simple. You're obviously not in USA. The world uses mmol/L, USA uses mg/dL. Conversion for TC, HDL & LDL is approx 1 mmol/L = 39 mg/dL. For trigs its is 1 mmol/L = 89 mg/dL

    Your numbers look pretty good
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kingofturtles View Post
      Hey guys and gals, my doctor wants me to go on a low cholesterol diet because my "LDL is a bit high". I would like to form my own opinion but can't understand the format it was given to me in. Maybe someone can help me out?

      Cholesterol 5.7 mmol/L

      LDL 3.5

      Hdl. 1.8
      Chol/hdl. 3.2

      Trigs. 0.9

      I am use to seeing numbers like "240" or "50" and stuff. I am assuming its a decimal point movement but not sure. Also, taking thoughts/suggestions.

      25 year old healthy male. Have to get tested every 3 years for my job.
      The last number is the standard desired by CW
      Cholesterol 5.7 mmol/L = 193.3488 mg/dl <200
      LDL 3.5 mmol/L = 135.34416 mg/dl <100
      HDL 1.8 mmol/L = 69.60557 mg/dl >=40
      Trigs. 0.9 mmol/L = 34.80278 mg/dl <150
      CHOLESTEROL/HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN 3.2 <4.3 This measure is the ratio of Cholesterol to HDL.
      Last edited by Cryptocode; 01-29-2013, 06:22 PM.
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      • #4
        Edit
        Last edited by Kingofturtles; 01-29-2013, 06:19 PM.

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        • #5
          HEY! Those are almost MY numbers!
          Crohn's, doing SCD

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          • #6
            Is it bad that my Trigs are 66? I still worry about that, even though HDL is 86.
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            • #7
              You can worry when they're 1000.
              Crohn's, doing SCD

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              • #8
                A little freaked out this morning as I retrieved the results from a blood test for life insurance. I’ve been on Primal for 6 months. I went from 176 lbs to 160 lbs between August and November and have maintained since then. My TC is 292 with LDL-195, HDL-82, and Tri at 71 and what is really strange is that my fructosamine is 2.1mmol/L. My numbers were much better on the SAD. I’ve been reading comments and this seems really high compared with others. I lift 2-3 times a week, and sprint at least once. I'm taking iodine, and I am going to increase copper and selenium, cut down on snacking and increase slow movement. Will this be enough?

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                • #9
                  You just lost weight. Check again in six months. And with trigs that low, your LDL is guaranteed to be the happy, fluffy kind. Re-----lax. TC is nothing, especially when your HDL is freaking 82. You look great!
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

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                  • #10
                    I'm not as worried about my health concerning these numbers but I'm sure my insurance company will jack my rates. Still, I'm very puzzled by the high fructosamine.

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