Asked by Jules
Triglycerides Down Cholesterol Up?
I recently had some bloodwork done and was comparing last year's results to this year's......
Cholesterol up from 204 to 226
Triglycerides down from 171 to 121
HDL down from 59 to 54
LDL up from 110.8 to 147.8
Cholesterol ratio up from 3.5 to 4.2
How is it possible for triglycerides to go down and cholesterol to go up???
Your total cholesterol number is calculated using the following formula.
Total cholesterol = HDL + LDL + (Triglycerides/5)
That is why your total can still increase when LDL levels increase and triglycerides decrease.
Here's some information you may want to review:
4 Steps to Lower LDL Cholesterol
How to Lower Triglycerides
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps