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Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL HDL/LDL Ratio, Triglycerides
CHOLESTEROL All the cholesterol you need is already manufactured in the body, but food also contributes. Heredity, weight, age, sex, exercise and stress can affect your levels. A lipid profile and chemistry test can help measure one's risk of heart disease.
Measuring Triglycerides. The lipid profile also measures triglycerides, which are another form of fat. Triglycerides come from foods like vegetable oils and animal fats.High triglyceride levels should be cause for concern. A normal triglyceride level is less than 150 mg/DL. Levels 150 mg/DL or higher are considered high, and an immediate change in diet, along with cardiovascular exercise, should be considered.