Please Help Me Understand This Reading. My Hdl Is 102 , Ldl 94, Trig 57, Total 207. Thank You, B.

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Please Help Me Understand This Reading. My Hdl Is 102 , Ldl 94, Trig 57, Total 207. Thank You, B.

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Hi Bernadette,

Your numbers are great, so don't let that total of 207 scare you.

1. HDL (good) cholesterol - ideally should be above 60 - yours is nice and high.

2. LDL (bad) cholesterol - should be below 130 - no worries here.

3. Triglycerides - should be less than 200 - excellent.

4. Total cholesterol - Ideally below 200 - With an HDL as high as yours, it's unrealistic to expect your total cholesterol to be below 200. You high HDL counteracts the negative of a total cholesterol over 200.

You can learn more about cholesterol basics here.

Like I said, your numbers are great! Keep up the good work!

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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