of 90 is fantastic. Wow! Are you sure you heard him right? The LDL
would be better under 120, but its still ok where it is. I wouldn't be happy with Triglycerides that high myself even though they are normal. Mine run under 50 because I don't eat sugar.
I agree with the poster who said don't worry about total cholesterol
. That is simply a really cheap test that is often performed. You have had a full blood workup and have a much better idea of what is going on. Your HDL is so high (wonderful!) that the results of the total cholesterol are skewed and look high when they really aren't. Just ignore them. The total cholesterol test
is not a good predictor of anything, it is just a cheap test that is over-performed.
If you cut down on carbs (sugars) such as grains, sugar and high sugar fruits and increase protein your triglycerides will go down even further. Choose fruits lower in sugar like berries and melons rather than high sugar fruits like bananas and papayas. If you choose to eat grains just limit them and never eat refined only whole grains. Eat the fruit don't drink the juice (fruit juice is just sugar water). Things like that along with taking sugar out of your diet will make your numbers look even better.