#59 - The ultimate guide to understanding your cholesterol panel and metabolic blood tests



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Levels Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Casey Means, talks with Levels advisor and author of Metabolical to discuss how to interpret your cholesterol panel in order to better understand your metabolic health. Dr. Lustig walks through what HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and total cholesterol mean, how fasting insulin tests relate to your cholesterol panel, and how to improve your cholesterol numbers. This episode dives into how to interpret ratios of your cholesterol numbers like triglyceride-to-HDL ratio to learn more about your metabolic health. Grab a pen, your recent cholesterol panel, and this episode to work through your numbers!

This is a companion episode to this article: https://www.levelshealth.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-understanding-your-cholesterol-panel-and-metabolic-blood-tests

This episode DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL ADVICE.
Please talk to your doctor about all diagnostic testing.

(03:18) - Understanding cholesterol
(03:38) - The correlation between LDL and heart disease
(05:59) - The connection between LDL and triglycerides
(07:51) - Good cholesterol
(16:39) - Measuring LDL
(28:50) - Portal systems in the body
(42:00) - The importance of liver function tests
(50:27) - How to reduce liver fat

Transcripts & Show Notes:
https://www.levelshealth.com/podcasts/the-ultimate-guide-to-understanding-your-cholesterol-panel-and-metabolic-blood-tests-dr-robert-lustig-dr-casey-means

Listen on Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/59-the-ultimate-guide-to-understanding-your/id1563263076?i=1000547094037

Listen on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3adI59cw6wLe9coMJPDbUa?si=54a7ed58ba524bc7

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