Cholesterol 2015

Had my cholesterol level tested recently:

                                      Jan 2014           Jan 2015           Ref. range
Total cholesterol            5.9                     6.0                      < 5.2
HDL ("good")                1.67                   1.43                    > 1.04
LDL ("bad")                   3.8                     4.1                     < 2.6
Triglycerides                  0.9                     1.0                     < 1.7
Total/HDL ratio             3.5                     4.2                      < 5.0

So things get a little worse than a year ago but it's still ok. I can comfort myself knowing that I just recovered from slight illness prior to the blood test and I was hardly exercising for the two days before the test. So the HDL count was probably a little underestimated. I had fried chicken though and so maybe that was why the LDL count went up hehehe.

Since a year ago, I had another alternate exercise routine: treadmill. I used it whenever I cannot swim (mostly due to weather) or I feel tired to think of yoga routine.

Also, I took the opportunity to test for G6PD defiency, hoping that it would go away like what happened to KH. Nope, no such luck. Later, I researched on the net and all sources, including medical ones, said it isn't possible for the deficiency to disappear @@. KH, pay me RM20 :P
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