I heard that you shouldn’t really worry about the "Total Cholesterol" but rather your HDL, LDL & Triglycerides. Is it true?
I am a 29 yrs old woman. I did blood test 3 times this year, and here is my results:
HDL (57), LDL (120), Tri (60), Total Cholesterol (189)
HDL (68), LDL (151), Tri (88), Total Cholesterol (237) <=Red Flag.
HDL (62), LDL (136), Tri (67), Total Cholesterol (211) <=Still high.
My diet is pretty the same all year along, I don’t know what I ate that make it rise so much from March to July. Then I pay more attention to what I put in my mouth, I started taking fish oil and eliminate much greasy food. I also start eating 15 almonds per day. It drops a little, but it is still kinda high.
And how is the "total cholesterol" calculated? is it HDL+LDL+Triglycerides? Mine doesn’t add up, so I am curious of how they calculate that.