Hi all nice to join this community..
I am a 40 year old man, quite fit who does weights and running, takes supplements etc and actually have a degree in Food Science with Nutrition so into geeky health etc..
I was always a bit overweight about 82.5kg on a 175cm frame - I recently gave up eating sugar (or cut it back drastically) and started eeating more protein and fat and less grains and as a result lost weight which was very happy about...
I am now about 76kg and 175cm which is just under 25 BMI so not overweight...
As I was so smug about my health and weight loss I decided to get some blood tests from doctor and they came out as:
Total Cholesterol of 7.20 is HIGH RISK
LDL of 4.88 is HIGH RISK
HDL of 2.0 is OPTIMAL
Triglyceride level of 0.69 is NORMAL
Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio is: 3.60 - (preferably under 5.0, ideally under 3.5) GOOD
HDL/LDL ratio is: 0.410 - (preferably over 0.3, ideally over 0.4) IDEAL
Triglycerides/HDL ratio is: 0.790 - (preferably under 4, ideally under 2) IDEAL
The doctor told me off for having high LDL but everything else is OK...
Can anyone here comment on the High LDL - is it a problem if everything else is OK ?
Any help much appreciated.