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Saturday, October 17, 2009 JMDND, Community Member, asks

Q: How do doctors or blood techs arrive at the total cholesterol number? just doesn't add up!

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10/19/09 4:57pm



Here is the formula to calculate total cholesterol:


Total Cholesterol - HDL + LDL + VLDL

VLDL = Triglycerides divided by 5


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

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By JMDND, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 10/17/09