LDL Levels

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I’m writing to request your feedback about a case related to LDL levels. I’m a 33 years old male who is generally in a fairly good health record. I’ve done a blood test last Saturday and the score of my LDL was 150 which I was told is considered borderline high. I’ve read a bit about what causes the LDL levels to increase and found out that the main ones are obesity, having food with saturated fat and lack of exercising, so since I monitor carefully the type of food have, exercise 4-5 times a week, and my weight is 67KG only (height is 171) I was a little bit surprised with the results and decided to have the test again as during the day before the one I had my first test I had couple of drinks, donuts and burgers so thought that would have also contributed to the high LDL score I got.

I had the test again today and the score was 170! So my question is, is it normal for LDL to increase by this much within 4 days? Are there any precautions that i should consider? What other factors can contribute to the increase of LDL?

I would appreciate your feedback and advices since im traveling tomorrow to attend a friend wedding and not expecting to have a healthy lifestyle during the next 10 days.

Many thanks in advance.

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    You stated that you eat healthy foods and then go on to say the day before you had a v unhealthy diet, if that's happening on a regular basis then you can put your LDL down to poor diet, being skinny does not equate to being healthy.

    You also say you exercise regularly 4 times a week but what do you do.

    Where the tests you had done home tests or through a reputable lab

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      Hi Alexandria,

      Thanks for taking the time to reply.

      So yea while i usually eat healthy it happens one day during the week to have some cheat meals which was the case before my first test. Though before my second test i had no unhealthy food.

      I basically go to the gym 4-5 days a week so I'm for 1 - 1:30 hours. And i had both tests in 2 different labs that are considered good ones.

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      I dont have the results for the other cholesterol levels but accordingly to the doctor it was all within the normal averages except for sugar which was slightly below borderline high (98) and low vitamin d (21).

      And yes i do weight training at the gym.

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      The thing that i will be traveling and want to know if this elevation in the score within few days is something that I should worry about and if its sufficient to fast for 10 hours only before the test or if I should do anything further.

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