My most recent Lab test showed the following results for my blood work.
Total cholesterol: 228
HDL Cholesterol: 74
LDL Cholesterol: 141
Total cholesterol to HDL = 3.08 (>4.5 = good)
LDL to HDL = 1.90 (>2.5 = ideal)
Triglyerides to HDL = .087 (>2.0 = ideal)
My ratios are good to ideal but my doctor recommends a low dose of Zocor to bring LDL below 130. I really value my doctors advice but I want to avoid medication if possible.
Personal Profile: Male age 61. I eat very little red meat, exercise 3 -4 times a week and my weight stays between 169 to 173. Bad Habits: coffee with cream (2 -3 daily), red wine daily (8 oz.), and cookies.
Do you have any alternative recommendations that I can discuss with my doctor?