HDL (Good) vs. LDL (Bad) Cholesterol Meaning, Ratios, and Ranges


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Comment from: hmgauna, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 09

I had very good results with lowering LDL and elevating HDL cholesterol numbers by modifying my diet. Every day I have for breakfast, oatmeal with raisins, chia seeds and some kind of nut (almonds and such). I do also moderate exercise for 40 minutes (walk, bike) three times a week. I am not sure what made the difference. I went from 234 (total) to 180. No drugs. But not everything is about the total, the 'good' cholesterol and the ratios are very important. You may calculate your ratios using an online calculators.

Comment from: Happy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

February 2018 test results versus July 2018: Total cholesterol 252 went to 203, HDL 62 went to 56, LDL 172 went to 134, and triglycerides 89 went to 67. After 5 months of reduction in dairy (almost eliminated it other than a small amount of occasional butter, yogurt, and cheese), reduced saturated fat from reducing consumption of fried foods and processed foods. I lost 12 pounds over 5 months without increasing activity level.


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