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Posted by: 838 (Guest), Thursday, March 30, 2006, 5:48pm
I've been on the BTD for about one year now.  I have lost about 30 pounds and feel great.  Had my blood work done recently:  Total is 194 HDL=78 LDL=106 and Triglycerides are 52
The last time I had this done, the total was 245 - don't remember the HDL/LDL, but I know the LDL was really high.
I'm giving all the credit to BTD - back when it was 245 (cholesterol that is), I had just hit my goal weight at Weight Watchers and *thought* I was in great shape.
Here is a question:  I thought that having high HDL results was a good thing - mine is out of range (40-59) isn't that a good thing?
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, March 30, 2006, 6:51pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from lorrainek
I've been on the BTD for about one year now.  I have lost about 30 pounds and feel great.  Had my blood work done recently:  Total is 194 HDL=78 LDL=106 and Triglycerides are 52
The last time I had this done, the total was 245 - don't remember the HDL/LDL, but I know the LDL was really high.
I'm giving all the credit to BTD - back when it was 245 (cholesterol that is), I had just hit my goal weight at Weight Watchers and *thought* I was in great shape.
Here is a question:  I thought that having high HDL results was a good thing - mine is out of range (40-59) isn't that a good thing?

Hang on a tick, I thought you said the HDL was 78.  78 would be good but the reason they said 40 - 59 was "out of range" is because you are right, HIGH HDL is a good thing, and 40 - 59 would be too low, is what they are sayin' to ya.  Except up top you said your HDL was 78.  I'm confusigated.  Set me straight, please, as a LOST fan, I can't take one more mystery in my life, I've got too many going on already *lol*!

CONGRATS on going from 245 down to 194 total!
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Posted by: 838 (Guest), Thursday, March 30, 2006, 7:14pm; Reply: 2
Oops, what I meant was that the "normal range" of HDL is 40-59 (that is what is listed on my paperwork).  With my HDL reading at 78, I'm thinking that if it's that high, that's good right?
BTW:  my daughter is a fellow Lost fan too!
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, March 30, 2006, 8:07pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from lorrainek
Oops, what I meant was that the "normal range" of HDL is 40-59 (that is what is listed on my paperwork).  With my HDL reading at 78, I'm thinking that if it's that high, that's good right?  BTW:  my daughter is a fellow Lost fan too!

Right!  The higher the HDL is within the total number, the better, it is the "good cholesterol".  78 is good, yay BTD!
Posted by: jillthepilllady, Thursday, March 30, 2006, 9:57pm; Reply: 4
When I last had mine done, the nurse mentioned that what was considered normal was going to be changing (Perhaps so they could medicate more people?)  If yours has taken a turn for the better, that means alot!  But I know there are people who know alot about this on this forum so hang tight and you will have a great explanation here soon.  Sounds like your're on the right path.  
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, March 30, 2006, 10:31pm; Reply: 5
what would your HDL/LDL ratio be, then?

divide HDL by LDL

HDL should be higher than LDL, I think.......
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