Hi, can anyone advise on blood test results for cholesterol and what they mean?
On 28 April I had the following.
Serum Cholesterol 3.7 mmol/L
Serum HDL cholesterol level 1.38 mmol/L
Serum triglycerides 1.1 mmol/L
Serum LDL cholesterol level 1.82 mmol/L
Serum cholesterol/HDL ratio 2.7
SE non HDL cholesterol level 2.3mmol/L
This was a non-fasting test and although I don't think my cholesterol is very high I am advised that as I have AF it should be as low as possible.
I would be grateful for any comments.
Hello Ray. Before you go any further with your investigation I recommend that you read the latest information published in the British Medical Journal in the last few days. Go to: bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/... I think you will be very surprised. Tibbly
Actually, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, not the main BMJ.
In short: Dr Malhotra publishes another paper against saturated fat control. Is this news?
I don't really understand how it's sports medicine, but the full text seems to be behind a paywall.
It is the sports magazine as part of the BMJ publications. It makes little difference to the content and the information whether you are a sports person or any other. What they are saying is all that advice to reduce saturated fat was wrong. We never took any notice of it, it was O.K. 100 years ago why should it be any different now?
This is not the BMJ.... but a sports science magazine..... quite different in so far that articles are produced from a scientific.... NOT a medical perpsective. Data is all important for medicine.... and the data informs from trials and results.... the current medical outlook / treatments.
Not to say either is right or wrong.... but it is a dilemma.... ALWAYS seek advice from a medical practioner!!