High cholesterol, blood test error?

I took a fasting blood test last Thursday.

However, about four hours prior to the blood test, I ate a sugary peanut-butter granola bar.

My results are in, everything is normal, but my bad cholesterol is at 136. How bad is this? Can I blame it on a granola bar (it would help!)?

I am 18, nonsmoking.
Height weight proportionate.

One comment

  • evrose

    Your cholesterol levels won’t be effected at all by eating before the test. It takes a while for your body to adjust cholesterol levels. Glucose levels can be effected in a matter of minutes/hours, but not cholesterol.

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