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Posted by: Di | 2009-06-04

Cholesterol readings

My total Cholesterol is high 6.3
My triglycerides are 1%
My good Chol is high and my bad chol is just above normal, so my ration is good. Should i worry about the Total Value of 6.3?
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Hallo Di
Yes you should try to get your total cholesterol to under 5 if possible. If you can, try to eat a low fat diet and see if it comes down but if it doesn't ( often this is hereditary) you may need to take a low dose of cholesterol pill to get it down.
See http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-804-1639.asp
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