This result means that your lipid levels are within normal limits.
You have been tested for the two main types of fat in your blood, triglycerides and total cholesterol. You have also been tested for how this is broken down between good and bad cholesterol.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known as good cholesterol because it is protective and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is known as bad cholesterol because it can be deposited in arteries leading to blockage.
Your results indicate that you have satisfactory levels of triglycerides and cholesterol and also that the proportion of good to bad cholesterol in your blood is satisfactory.
Bad cholesterol is largely found in animal fats (dairy and meat fat and egg yolks.) Good cholesterol is found in various oily fish, in certain vegetable oils including spreads such as Benecol. Good cholesterol levels are also increased by exercise.
Arterial disease causes most of the most harmful effects of aging and your lipid levels are one of the important risk factors. Other avoidable risk factors include smoking, lack of exercise, obesity and stress.
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