It is easy to calculate ldl levels. However first you need to perform a test called “lipid profile” or “cholesterol count”. You should not eat for at least 12 hours before performing this test. Food intake could influence the results.
When performing lipid profiles test, you’ll have all your body fats counted and expressed in mg/dl. So, you’ll have your total cholesterol level, triglycerides and hdl cholesterol levels.
But, if you'll not have ldl count in your result sheet, then you need to calculate by yourself. It's very simple and easy to do. In general this test provides you the levels of your ldl cholesterol.
If you have your total cholesterol count, together with triglycerides and hdl levels, you need to undergo a little equation for calculating ldl levels.
Ldl levels = Total cholesterol - (Triglycerides levels / 5 + hdl levels)
As you may see, the above equation is very easy to use.
The next step is to compare your ldl results with the ldl chart below and see where is your zone and what’s your risk.
At the end, after learning what are your ldl levels and heart disease risk, you should take your precautions steps. It’s very important to move forward and to succeed. I know that you can succeed.
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