Tc/hdl Ratio 4.2-------bad?

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Asked by tranquility1112

Tc/hdl Ratio 4.2-------bad?

Total choletsterol 209, HDL 53, LDL 148, TC/HDL ratio 4.2, triglycerides 91. Is this TC/HDL ratio bad and how do I reduce this? I already take ground flaxseed, garlic capsules and take a tbsp daily of extra virgin first cold press olive oil. I eat practically no sweets and am active but overweight.

Answer

Hi BlueDragonfly,

Here's a post that discusses cholesterol lab results, including the total cholesterol to HDL ratio:

Making Sense of Cholesterol Ratios, Lipid Profiles and Your Heart Disease Risk Scores

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps