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October is National Cholesterol Month. ❤️

Jerry
Jerry
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Good morning everyone, I thought I'd say that October is National Cholesterol Month to raise awareness of high cholesterol and it is organised Heart UK the Nation charity for cholesterol.

There are lot of events so now is the time if you want to get involved, please see:

heartuk.org.uk/national-cho...

They have lots of advice on healthy eating and lowering cholesterol:

heartuk.org.uk/healthy-livi...

So October is your month.

Jerry. 😊

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Markl60

When will this mad pre occupation with Cholesterol and in particular LDL (bad) cholesterol come to an end. If anyone thinks LDL matters then find a survey/trial that shows heart disease is connected with 'high' LDL when Trig's and HDL are normal and you can collect three thousand dollar as a prize off a US guy offering the reward. So far after 3 years there have been no claims

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Jerry
Jerry
in reply to Markl60

Hi Markl60 an interesting point This group is for those interested in their cholesterol levels and next month is National Cholesterol Month.

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sos007
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in reply to Markl60

It will take a generation, at least, before the LDL cholesterol obsession will change. However, at least the dietary guidelines are now reasonable and are no longer promoting simple carbohydrate consumption.

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sandybrown
sandybrown
in reply to sos007

Well,

This is the latest UK, NHS guide lines.

This is just a guide. The levels you should aim for might be different. Ask your doctor or nurse what your levels should be.

Healthy levels for different types of cholesterol

ResultHealthy level

Total cholesterol5 or below

HDL (good cholesterol)1 or above

LDL (bad cholesterol)3 or below

Non-HDL (bad cholesterol)4 or below

Triglycerides2.3 or below

Page last reviewed: 15 April 2019

Next review due: 15 April 2022

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sos007
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in reply to sandybrown

I don't use my doctor for these details any longer. I use advanced testing and knowledge gained from 4 years of research. The mainstream medical community is way behind the forefront of knowledge in this field.

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sandybrown

This is the guide line from BHF:

Senior Cardiac Nurse Christopher Allen says:

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the body that produces guidance and advice for health professionals, has recently produced new guidance on measuring cholesterol.

We need to consider other parts of ‘bad’ cholesterol

Previously, the focus was on your LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol and HDL (‘good’) cholesterol levels, as well as the total cholesterol level. Research now tells us we also need to consider other parts of ‘bad’ cholesterol, known as IDL, VLDL and lipoprotein(a).

These parts of ‘bad’ cholesterol are collectively known as ‘non-HDL’ cholesterol, and this is the measurement you’ve probably now been given by your GP.

This measurement has been shown to help calculate your risk of developing cardiovascular disease more effectively than before. As a guide, your non-HDL cholesterol should be lower than 4mmol/L and your total cholesterol should be 5mmol/L or less.

The good news is that there’s no need to fast before the non-HDL cholesterol test, as you may have had to do for previous cholesterol tests.

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Markl60
Markl60
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Why should your total cholesterol be less than 5 if I have HDL of 2.0 and Trigs of 0.8 and say LDL of 2.9 I would say your ratios are fine and stop worrying. Lp(a) is interesting it ranks higher as a risk factorthan LDL and even more interesting is that when you examine arterial plaque its not even LDL you find in there but actually Lp(a)

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