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Total cholesterol 249 - Do I really need medication ?

I m 38 and just had a health screening this morning. I had a cup of coffee and a bagel with cream cheese before the test (prob. should have fasted). Total Cholesterol: 249, HDL: 64, TC/HDL: 3.9, LDL: 141, Triglycerides: 221. I m 5 5 at 170. Do I really need medication? I m active and eat a very healthy diet .
Asked On : Wed, 10 Aug 2011
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Your elevated levels of lipids could be due to the bagel that you consumed. The lipid profile requires an overnight fast. It is highly recommended that you repeat your lipid profile after a few days on empty stomach. Till then continue the healthy diet!
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Answered: Wed, 10 Aug 2011
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