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May 2, 2016 by Joelle
Pauline Roswell says
May 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm
Thank you for this information today. I have been ‘in the know’ about cholesterol. However, at HDL 3.14 I am told that I should be on prescription medication and have been given 6 months to lower it. In talking with another family member they are HDL 5 and they have the same family history of heart problems. Would love to hear from you on this. You are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.
May 12, 2016 at 4:14 pm
I hit the submit button too fast before I realized that I meant to say that the family member has HDL 5, however their Dr. is not concerned about that number.
Michelle Durkin says
May 14, 2016 at 10:29 am
The higher your HDL (high density lipoprotein) the better, so if someone wants your HDL to be lower then they aren’t even following the mainstream medical guidelines. If it’s your LDL (low density lipoprotein) you are talking about, then yes, from the mainstream medical system opinion, the lower the better. Research now shows however not all LDL is bad. I would be looking at other risk factors in your blood work like triglycerides, hsCRP, fibrinogen, Apo A and Apo B lipoproteins, as well as insulin resistance to determine your overall risk.