Follow-up to my post about how to raise HDL
I posted several weeks ago, concerned b/c the stupid Cholestech machine at work told me my HDL had gone from 68 to 42 in the span of a year. I asked my doc to run a lipid panel for me so I could get actual reliable lab numbers.
Cholestech numbers -
Total cholesterol: 178
Triglycerides: not measured
Bona fide lab lipid panel -
Total cholesterol: 221
I think it's safe to say that I am a-ok. In fact, I'd even say those numbers are pretty kickass.
ETA: I did not get around to doing anything to try to raise the HDL. The measurements were taken about 2 weeks apart, both fasting.
Sounds like the chlosetech machine is bogus. Nevertheless, those are awesome numbers on your doc's test. What is your diet like?