VLDL significance with high LDL cholesterol
After reading many previous posts regarding blood work test results coming back with high LDL numbers
yet HDL and Triglycerides numbers right where you want them I haven't really seen anything that talks about
VLDL numbers and their significance. I head to the Doctor's on Thursday and want to be as educated as
possible because I KNOW my cholesterol numbers are going to be discussed.
What role does the VLDL numbers play in all this?
My results are as follows:
Cholesterol Total: 244
VLDL: 9 reference range (5-40)
My father had a heart attack at 49. Fit and active at the time. No one else in the family with heart disease.
I still have the risk factor however since he is my parent. (He is still alive and well 25 years after his bypass surgery).
I have no intentions of going on medication. There is lots of room for improvement in my diet and lifestyle
that I can address first. I am sure my blood work will be discussed at my physical this week and I want to
be sure that I know what I am talking if my doctor just brings up the "bad" cholesterol numbers and doesn't
even mention that VLDL number which sounds like it is in a good range.
Any input would be great.