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Ok David explain this new blood marker they do here now non

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Ok David explain this new blood marker they do here now non Hal colestrol
Mine is 2.9 what does that reading mean ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

Some researchers believe that measuring your non-HDL cholesterol levels gives a better assessment of the risk for heart disease than measuring only LDL.

This is especially true if you have high triglycerides.

Your non-HDL cholesterol level is found by subtracting your HDL cholesterol from your total cholesterol.

recommendations that non-HDL be no more than 100 (2.586 mmol/l) for prevention and no more than 80 (2.0688 mmol/l) in those with established coronary artery disease or those at very high risk

2.9 is pretty good.

you can lower it over time with healthy eating and exercise.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2.9!is very low risk. ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, it is low risk. you can bring it down some more with more diet and exercise, but you don't have to worry

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok.
Finally. The liver imaging you have seen I also had a ct scan of liver last year marked normal. Confirms the blood work that it's smooth and no disease ?
Thanks for all your answers.
Have a good weekend.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The liver is not diseased ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

the liver is not diseased.

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