Jack had been told again and again that there was absolutely nothing wrong with his cholesterol panel. His numbers:
Total cholesterol 198 mg/dl
LDL cholesterol 119 mg/dl-actually below the national average (131 mg/dl).
HDL cholesterol 48 mg/dl-actually above the average HDL for a male (42 mg/dl).
Triglycerides 153 ng/dl-right at the average.
Jack's doctor declared that there were no abnormal values and LDL cholesterol was below average. Jack received a pat on the back and reassurance that his...