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What is your cholesterol level?

(18 Posts)
FuckyNell Thu 12-Nov-15 22:51:11

Mines 7! I'm 43 and on the cusp of healthy/overweight.

Bit concerned really as only 2 years ago it was 5.5.

What's yours?

NeuNewNouveau Thu 12-Nov-15 23:22:16

4.7 and am very overweight (probably 6 stone overweight).

FuckyNell Thu 12-Nov-15 23:29:46

Oh dear Neu so there's no rhyme or reason then eh? I'm worried I might get pressured into statins

NeuNewNouveau Thu 12-Nov-15 23:59:16

No. I must admit I avoided having it done for years then bit the bullet a couple of years ago. I would guess my BMI was about 40 then so I was very pleasantly surprised and relieved.

I have since lost a couple of stone but still have cholesterol that varies between 4.4 and 4.8 so fine.

Good luck with yours.

MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Fri 13-Nov-15 00:02:39

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FuckyNell Fri 13-Nov-15 08:20:39

I wonder whether the doc will mention statins. I thought though that you had to have other raised markers though? <hopeful>

berylbainbridge Fri 13-Nov-15 08:25:20

Did you check it yourself or at gps? What body shape are you?

Pleasemrstweedie Fri 13-Nov-15 11:26:08

59, healthy weight, cholesterol 6.2 or thereabouts for the last five years.

GP has never mentioned statins to me.

FuckyNell Fri 13-Nov-15 13:10:13

I had an over 40 check at gp and that was 5.5 then a couple of months ago a bupa health screen was 7.

I'm an apple I guess? 5'4 10 stone 4

FuckyNell Fri 13-Nov-15 13:11:00

Mrs did your gp even say yours was high?

gamerchick Fri 13-Nov-15 13:12:49

5.3 at my last check and it shows on my face angry the gps not concerned as I had 'more good than bad' whatever that means. No statins here.

FuckyNell Fri 13-Nov-15 13:17:29


Mines higher than all yours!!

FuckyNell Fri 13-Nov-15 13:18:14

How does it show in your face?

berylbainbridge Fri 13-Nov-15 13:18:25

I asked about body shape because I wondered if you might be an apple (like me!) as we're more prone to that sort of stuff I believe sad

FuckyNell Fri 13-Nov-15 13:24:36

Oh great.

I guess I need to lose a few pounds then sad

berylbainbridge Fri 13-Nov-15 13:44:23

It's just a bit more important to keep your waist size, in particular, under the 33 inches mark, as Apple shapes carry more fat around their internal organs and are a bit more prone to diabetes, heart disease etc. Depressing but apparently true. I need to get a few inches off as have been just under the 33 inch mark for a few years and have piled on over a stone in the last 6 months.

gamerchick Fri 13-Nov-15 13:44:41

Xanthelasma. One of the most upsetting things ever to happen to me. angry

MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Fri 13-Nov-15 13:57:20

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