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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cardiology Topics

Question: High Cholesterol


 shae83 - Fri May 13, 2005 9:15 pm

Hi, I just had a cholesterol test done last week. I am 21, female, very athletic, and not overweight. My diet is usually very healthy...I eat alot of fruit and vegetables, not a lot of fat or sugary foods. My test however came back with total cholesterol 195, HDL 55, LDL 107, Triglycerides 163. I know this is only slightly over, but it is much higher than I expected. How much could eating very poorly for 4 days before the cholesterol test effect the readings? For example, that weekend I ate greasy chinese food, donuts, a cheese burger, drank beer,...etc. I don't normally eat this way, but I just went out with friends that weekend. 2 days later I was tested...could this make my cholesterol levels that much higher that quickly?
 Dr. S. Adhikari - Sat May 14, 2005 2:35 pm

Nope. As long as u took the test after 12 hours of fast, diets of previous 3 days do not matter. Anyway, your results are quite ok.

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