This is Daniel Olson's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Daniel Olson's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Daniel Olson
Recent Activity
Your LDL might not be a true measure. Most labs don't actually measure LDL. Instead, they use a formula (The Friedewald Equation) based on Total Cholesterol, HDL, and Triglycerides ([LDL-chol] = [Total chol] - [HDL-chol] - ([TG]/5)). If your Triglycerides go down, your calculated LDL will go up. I would say don't worry too much about LDL. It is more important to have your triglycerides go down than your calculated LDL. Like you said the particle size is more important than the number. Here is a link that talks about the Friedewald Equation:
1 reply
Daniel Olson is now following The Typepad Team
Feb 2, 2010