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Cholesterol 278 239 mg/dL Triglyceride 128 199 mg/dL HDL 57 45 mg/dL Low density lipoprotein calculated 195 129 is my cholesterol bad? this is my test results is my cholesterol bad? Cholesterol 278 239 mg/dL Triglyceride 128 199 mg/dL HDL 57 45 mg/dL Low density lipoprotein calculated 195 129
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Hi there, Thanks for writing in. I am qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your mail with diligence. In one short word the answer is YES. Not only bad it provokes the whole list of risk factors for coronary artery disease which I am listing below. I will urge to see your doctor or send the details to health care magic for giving you proper individual advice.

At any age, following is the list of risk factors for future development of Coronary Artery Disease. Let me enumerate and you can place yourself the risk you are carrying ('*' means you have the risk factor, '+/-' means I do not know and about others you know better):-
Diabetes +/-
Obesity and Sedentary Life Style+/-
High Bad Cholesterol and Lipid Component *
Total Cholesterol above 190 mg%, LDL above 130 mg%, VLDL above 40 mg%,
Triglycerides above 150 mg%, Apolipoprotein B above reference value
Low Good Cholesterol and Lipid Component: +/-
Apolipoprotein a below reference range for the lab and
HDL below 40 mg% for man & and 50 mg% for woman
Family History 0f Coronary Heart Disease +/-
Increasing age*
Being a Man (as opposed to women) till the age 45+/-
Good Luck.

With best wishes.
Dr Anil Grover,
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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