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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 11:41 PM
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78. I'm a dietitian. "What to eat" you can find on the web, but my question would be, what's going
(since there's no indication you've changed your diet, stress, activity, non-smoking pattern, illness, bowel habits) on that caused your total cholesterol to go up 100 points in a year.

That's unusual, & that's what I'd want to figure out. I'd also not rely on one read when its so atypical for you.

Cholesterol isn't all about diet & exercise, it's involved in lots of physiological processes, which can feed back to affect values as well. It's also not that great of a predictor of heart disease; about half of those who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol. Don't freak out, just read up & ask your providers more questions.
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