Straight to the Heart - Part Two


Doctors say your total cholesterol should be less than 200.

The ldl, so called bad cholesterol, should be around 130. Between 130 and 160 means you're borderline high risk, over 160 means you are in the high risk category.

The hdl, the so-called good cholesterol, needs to be 50 or higher for women; 40 or higher for men.

My lab results in my hand, I head for a computer the American Heart Association has a chart online that can give a ten year projection on your chance of developing heart disease.

Type in: goredforwomen.org, enter the correct information. Answer truthfully.

Fill in the results of your bloodwork. At the end the computer adds up the score.

"I have a one percent chance of developing heart disease within ten years."

With my family history, these results are a relief.


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