Re: Meat eating

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 02 Feb 1998 12:35:41 +0000

At 04:07 AM 2/1/98 EST, Curt wrote:

>I eat meat, and my cholesterol level is 135.

Could you explain what metric this is? I was aghast a few months ago to
find that both my blood pressure and cholesterol levels were dangerously
high (I'm a skinny coot who gets around by bicycle and foot). Cutting out
full-cream milk/cheese and butter and avocados (sob) and the like, and
walking fairly briskly for a few klicks most days, have enabled me to get
both parameters down by about a third. But here in Oz we measure high
density lioproteins separately from the dangerous low density lps, that
ideally (I gather) ought to be about 3.5, and invoke a magic ratio between
the two. My LDL is currently 6.3 [somethings] (was 8.9, 12 weeks back)
with a ratio of 4.8. How does this map onto the US measure?