I am a 45 year old female. Weight is 115 and height is 5ft. 6in. I exercise (yoga, strength training, limited cardio because of long term foot injury) I eat very little red meat, dairy and sugar. My father has had poor cholesterol levels since he was in his 30's. I recently stopped taking Cymbalta 60mg- I had read this could contribute to elevated triglycerides. What can I do to improve my numbers and what do they mean when looking at the "entire picture"?
Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:
Total cholesterol less than 200 HDL cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60 LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100 Triglycerides less than 150
Here is a post with tips to lower triglycerides:
Triglycerides: Why They Matter and How to Lower Them
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps
ssounds like you are on the right track..however the heredity factor can be a big risk.