Our expert says:
Thank you for your kind words, which I appreciate. If you click on 'Diet’nFood', 'You are what you eat' and read the 'Healthy Heart' section, you will be able to access some of the articles I have written on cholesterol and fats. The fact that your HDL is high at (2.8), is excellent, because HDL is regarded as 'good cholesterol. You mention the figures for your cholesterol (5.9) and LDL (3), but I can't judge them because I need to know what the laboratory in question uses as their normal range for your age, gender, etc. (in similar fashion to the HDL results where you provided the normal range used by the lab). The general 'desirable' picture is one where total cholesterol is low, HDL is high and LDL is low. So if the total cholesterol is low and the HDL is high and you divide the total cholesterol by the HDL (5.9/2.8 = 2.1), one would obtain a low value which is desirable. As long as your results are nicely within the normal range stated on the lab report, you would be regarded as a patient without hyperlipidaemia (raised blood fat levels).
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