I just had my yearly physical. I hope ALL of you get them as well as it is critical that you get the data on how your body is functioning.
With regard to cholesterol, which I have struggled with (I have a strong genetic predisposition to high cholesterol), I wanted to give you the current target numbers:
LDL should be below 100 mg/dL – that’s the BAD stuff
HDL at less than 40 means you are at risk for heart disease. 60 or above is ideal – that’s the GOOD stuff.
Triglycerides ahould be less than 150 mg/dL to be normal – that’s also the bad stuff.
Make sure to get yours checked every year.