Re: Meat eating

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 01 Feb 1998 22:34:08 -0500

135 is 135 milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood serum.

Damien Broderick wrote:

> 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?
> Damien

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