I'm 3 years on primal diet.
1.5 years ago my total cholesterol was 300, HDL 65, Trigs 65
Few days ago my total was 240, HDL 65, Trigs 68
Is this OK cholesterol, or should I try to somehow raise HDL and lower Trigs? If yes, how should I go about it?
First calculate LDL: Total - (HDL + [Trigs/5]) = LDL.
240 - (65 + [68/5]) =
240 - (65 + 13.6) =
240 - 78.6 = 161.4 = LDL
Then calculate your fractions:
Total/HDL: 250/70 or 3.57 (ideal = 5 or below),
Trig/HDL: 40/70 or 0.57 (ideal = 2 or below),
LDL/HDL: 172/70 or 2.45 (ideal = 4.3 or below), 161.4/68 = 2.37, Very good.
Thanks, but are HDL and Trigs good or not? What should I do to lower Trigs?
Those are fantastic numbers as far as I know...
Thanks, I was thinking they're not that good since I've seen in some posts on this forum HDL as high as 80-90 and Trigs as low as 40
The same book I mentioned to you earlier lists optimal HDL as 50-120 mg/dl and optimal triglycerides as 40-100 mg/dl.