MY CHOLESTEROL TEST MARCH 1998
View the Canyon Ranch test laboratory report.
Total cholesterol 188 mg/dL
LDL-C 104 mg/dL
HDL-C 62 mg/dL
Triglycerides 134 mg/dL
This test was done when I was at Canyon Ranch, a health spa that emphasized a very low-fat diet. At that point, I had been eating a near-vegetarian diet and exercised (running, biking) for about an hour a day.
MY CHOLESTEROL TEST for Nightline, MAY 2014
View the 2014 Cholesterol Tests laboratory report.
Total cholesterol 205 mg/dL
LDL-C 110 mg/dL
HDL-C 82 mg/dL
Triglycerides 67 mg/dL
New (better) biomarkers:
LDL-P (particle number) 1179 umol/L
LDL size 21.6 nm (Large–Pattern A)
Small LDL-P 99 umol/L
HDL-P 40.1 umol/L
All my current numbers look great. My diet is probably about 60% fat (plenty of it saturated), 25% protein and 15% carbohydrates, but that’s really just an estimate. On exercise: I haven’t had time for it over the past year since I’ve been working so hard on my book, but I am planning to get back into the habit.
Both sets of results look OK, but my current ones look better. My HDL-C and triglycerides have clearly improved. For women, a high total cholesterol is associated with longer life (despite what you’ve heard…), so my level, around 200 mg/dL, seems just fine.