My Latest Lipid Panel

As part of a health assessment for my insurance company (and a way to get lower co-pays), my doctor ran a Lipid panel. My last one was in November 2014, so I was curious what another year of weight loss and exercise would mean to that panel. As a reference point, I weighed 247.6 pounds (BMI 33.58) in November 2014. When I had this panel done I weighed 213.6 (BMI 28.97). That represents a 13.7% decrease in my weight.

Here are the comparative numbers:

lipid panel

I was very pleased. All of my numbers within the lipid panel either improved, or remained within the desired range. Although my total cholesterol went up, it was because my good cholesterol (HDL) went up, while the bad cholesterol (LDL), wend down.

And, my Coronary Heart Disease Risk went from 5.4 to 4.2. I will confess that I don’t know what that number means, but considering it went from something in the red zone to something in the desired range, I WILL TAKE IT.

I am very thrilled with these results. My doctor’s only comments were: “Your lipids are normal. Continue efforts at low-fat diet, aerobic exercise 30 minutes 5-7 times / week as tolerated, maintain appropriate weight.”

My wife was thrilled with these results and suggested I write immediately.

It works, friends! Watching what I eat, reducing my weight, and exercising has made a very positive difference in my life. This is just another example of how it is paying off!!




  1. Congratulations on your numbers! You said you weren’t really sure what the Coronary Heart Disease Risk Ratio was. It is your HDL divided into your Total Cholesterol. And 4.2 is great! 😀


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