Fasting before a cholesterol test 'is a waste their time'

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  1. Jim

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    Interesting, my Dr makes me fast every year before my annual medical. By the time I've had m,y tests I could eat someones leg off. :D

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    mmmmmmmm ha my two weeks ago i was starving but never ate any legs lol altho it woul be protein
     
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    Hi Jim,
    I have also heard this before - that in a fasting blood cholesterol only the triglycerine part is affected by diet, the other variables (the HDL and LDL cholesterol) are not affected by food before the test.
    I think thats is these two HDL and LDL that are the most important- the good and bad cholesterol.

    Please correct me if I am mistaken anyone.

    (I never bother to fast for blood tests by the way.):D
     
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    I wouldn't have bothered Jen, but I've always been instructed to. I won't bother in future that's for sure.
     
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