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Cholesterol and fasting

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by HICHAM_T2, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good evening everyone

    Tomorrow I will re-analyze cholesterol
    But I read in some websites like BBC that fasting didn't important because there no deference in results.
    What should I do?
    And what kind of tests important. Total cholesterol or LDL or HDL.
    I need some help
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    For a full lipid panel you would be wise to fast for 12 to 14 hours drinking water, black tea or black coffee only.
    This is because triglycerides can rise/fall with everything we eat.
    Pay attention to all results but in particular the triglyceride to HDL ratio as this is a good marker for T2 Diabetes management. Good Luck.
     
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  3. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just will doing HDL and LDL or total I don't know who is better
    Is fasting important for LDL or LDL without TG ?
    anyway thank you my friend
     
  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    This is just my opinion but I would not spend money on just LDL and HDL. These tests alone tell you very little. If you decide to go ahead I would still advise that you fast for 12 hours beforehand.
     
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  5. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hi
    already done today tests but I just re-analyze cholesterol total I found it very expensive
    I will doing panel LDL HDL TG whene its a bad result again I'll do the cholestrol in detail
    .Note. in last week I did TG and Total
    Trig was at control result 0.9935 mmol/l
     
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  6. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just received Email my result about total cholesterol it's down to 5.82mmol/l. Last week 29.01.2019 it's was 6.9
    I don't know what is this
     
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  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    When I get cholesterol tests which includes all the lipid panel done at the pathology shop , I fast for twelve hours before hand.

    I would not take medical advice from a tv / radio station as gospel.
     
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  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    The total is completely irrelevant. You need to know which of the component parts have come down. Only trigs and HDL are important, but if the HDL has come down that is not so good.
     
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  9. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    In fact I should doing HDL because I have Did trigs last week it's was 0.9 mmol/l I think this good but I have important question. About one and half month I have drinks about 120ml Oliver oil daily I don't know this can raise my HDL so can raise my cholesterol total because I have read that HDL can raise to 2.5 mmol/l
     
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  10. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I am unsure if a trig count taken one week and an HDL count taken the following week will give a good result.
    Everything on both days would have had to be exactly the same (food consumed, excercise, fasting times, the state of the immune system and stress levels etc) and as we all know our bodys do not run in this fashion.

    Michael Moseley once set up a very small experiment on how different fats affect cholesterol levels (not scientific at all and small number of subjects) and his conclusion was that olive oil 'aided' cholesterol levels.
    The reason I feel that it was not scientific was that there were too many variables e.g one group of the three tested was asked to take butter but it was not stated how they should have their butter i.e on bread?
     
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  11. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I would just do a full lipid panel, you'll get all the info you need. You can put the numbers into a cholesterol ratio calculator and get the answers you seek. Pretty easy I think.

    No, some drink you had 6 weeks ago is irrelevant.
     
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  12. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I agree that you need the full panel from the same blood draw to see the best picture. Our cholesterol and lipids change all the time, just like our blood glucose and blood pressure do. You can have 2 tests on the same day and see very different results. Our livers make most of our cholesterol and lipids as and when we need them, and the rate at which the liver does this changes constantly.
     
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  13. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    daily I drinks olive oil
    my question
    can high HDL also showning total high
     
  14. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will Ask my doctor full panel
    note I am not fatten when i get cholestrol
     
  15. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Yes.. The total cholesterol is the total of LDL, HDL and a percentage of the triglycerides. The higher any of these are, the higher the total will be. In UK measurements, the percentage of triglycerides included in the total is 46%. (It is not the same in your measurement units.)
     
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  16. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i have read that some people can get high HDL when they eat some kind of salmon oil up to 100mg/dl 2.5 mmol/l
     
  17. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You'll find out that relying on the BBC for facts is pretty pointless.

    In fact most of what you will read on the internet is nonsense.
     
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  18. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Salmon is very good for cholesterol, as is other oily fish. Carbohydrate is bad for HDL.
     
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  19. Thomas the Tank

    Thomas the Tank Type 2 · Active Member

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    The answer is none of the above. To paraphrase Trump 'It's Fake News' Unless you have Familial hypercholesterolemia and I recon you would know by now, do not buy into this pseudo science designed to make Big Pharma rich.
     
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