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    Help interpreting markers

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    So I went to the doctor today and she checked my cholesterol. Here are my results:

    Total cholesterol: 241 (she says it should be under 200)
    HDL: 53 (she was happy with that)
    TRG: 166 (she wants it under 150)
    LDL: 155 (she wants it under 100)
    non-HDL: 188 (no idea what that means)
    TC/HDL: 4.6 (no idea what that is)

    I've been eating Primal for probably about 9 months (meats, fats, eggs, and vegetables primarily, with a little fruit on occasion).

    I am so confused and would love some feedback on these numbers.

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    TC/HDL is total cholesterol / HDL cholesterol. For MEN it is the most meaningful number and should be under 3.5. For women cholesterol levels aren't really validated as associated with health outcomes. Some health care analysts believe that cholesterol tests in women is one of the top items of health care spending waste in the USA.
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    I've been doing a little of my own research, and I even read that higher cholesterol in women is associated with lower mortality (I think I read that on the Perfect Health Diet website). I just wonder how much I should listen to my doctor about lowering the numbers.

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