• Mary Boo

    Blood lipids, including cholesterol
    The triglyceride-carrying lipoproteins are intermediate in density, and together with very-low density proteins, carry triglycerides.

    Desirable total cholesterol: below 200 mg/dL (5.17 mmol/L)
    Optimal LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol: below 100 mg/dL (2.6 mmol/L)
    Optimal HDL (‘good’) cholesterol: over 60 mg/dL (1.56 mmol/L)
    Normal triglyceride: below 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L)
    Dividing the total cholesterol by the HDL cholesterol levels gives a Total/HDL ratio:

    The ideal ratio is 3.5 or below.
    A ratio of 4.5 carries an average risk for cardiovascular disease.
    You can read more about this in the Health Center: Cholesterol

    Blood sugar levels

    Fasting Plasma Glucose: The American Diabetes Association has recommended the sole use of the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test. It is a simple blood test taken after eight hours of fasting. In general, results indicate the following:

    FPG levels are considered normal up to 100 mg/dl (or 2.6 mmol/L).
    Levels between 110 and 125 (6.1 to 6.9 mmol/L) are referred to as impaired fasting glucose. They are only slightly above normal, but are considered to be risk factors for diabetes type 2 and its complications.
    Diabetes is diagnosed when FPG levels are 126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/L) or higher on two different days.

  • snotterybeak

    These sound like UK measurements and look pretty good to me. Google ASSIGN. Enter the values and personal info like age, medical history, etc and it gives you a percentage risk of coronary/cerebral risky events in next 10 years. If it’s over 30% see your doc.

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