OK. I just had a simple quick cholesterol test today at a health fair at work. I realize that it is total cholesterol, which doesn't mean much at all (and probably not very accurate). Nevertheless, it is alarming that in 4 months, it went from 146 to 217.

4 months ago, my LDL was 92, and my HDL was 54. I started primal about 5.5 months ago.

Granted, I've been eating dark chocolate, drinkng red wine, and exercising in the interest of trying to raise my HDL. But I don't think that I could have raised it by 71 points in 4 months!

Should I go get a full lipid test now? Should I be alarmed?