So we had a free health screening at work the other day where they would check your vitals, cholesterol, etc, etc… So here’s my results:
Desireable: 120 or less / 80 or less
Desireable: Less than 200
Desireable: Less than 100
Me: 130 (non-fasted)
Desireable: Less than 150
Me: 94 (non-fasted)
Desireable: 60-140 (non-fasting)
According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 99.9 million American adults have total blood cholesterol values of 200 and higher, and of these about 34.5 million American adults have levels of 240 or above. In adults, total cholesterol levels of 240 or higher are considered high risk. Levels from 200 to 239 are considered borderline-high risk. Boy, talk about a heart-attack waiting to happen. But it’s not just heart attacks you have to worry about, it’s other things like strokes, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, and many more.
Think my way of dieting and eating doesn’t work? Let the numbers above speak for themselves. I challenge all you fad dieters to a cholesterol screening. :-)
To control your cholesterol, get a cholesterol screening, eat foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol (sorry pro-Atkins dieters), maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly and follow all your healthcare professional’s recommendations.