My girlfriend just got a cholesterol test back and I’m confused about the outcome. So I figured what better place to discuss genuine health issues than the internet. Yay.
So, her recent values compared to her last test about 6 months ago were as follows:
LDL dropped 48 points, but triglycerides increased 44? I know triglycerides are generally considered more “important” a deciding factor of heart disease, so she and I were a bit upset.
Her diet, nutrition, and exercise program hasn’t changed. She’s on blood pressure medication, but it’s not new. She’s been on for almost a year. The only factor we can think of is an increase of general stress from her work. But I’m not sure that would have any profound effect on these levels. So I’m stumped.
Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Edit: Been thinking things over. We did add in about 1.5 grams of lecithin (one softgel a day) about 2 months ago, after a co-worker told her he had very positive results with it for high cholesterol. That’s the only addition to her supplement plan we’ve made, as far as I can remember.