Would be interested in your opinions regarding latest blood results. In April last year my total cholesterol was 7.0 mmol/l HDL 2.2 LDL 4.3 trig 1.2 TC/HDL ratio 3.18. My blood pressure 156/96 but a subsequent 24 hour monitoring was normal. My BMI was 23.5 so called healthy weight. Made a decision to reduce carb intake so possibly 90% of the time my carb intake is from veg and certain fruits. I do have porridge oats once or twice a week though. This years results amazed me. My TC 4.5 TRIG 1.3 HDL 1.7 LDL 2.2 so ratio 2.65. As I don't eat low fat was expecting the total to be higher but TRIG lower. Although that seems good news my Uric acid levels have gone from normal to high 590 umol/l normal range 0 - 363. I have no symptoms of gout as yet! I have obviously googled which foods have high purines but would welcome any advice. So annoying you 'crack' one problem then get another. Just to add my BMI now 21.5. I'm very active walk most days cycle yoga Pilates and 70yrs in few weeks. I don't want to live for ever just be as healthy as possible during my life.