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Old 11-21-2008, 03:48 PM   #4
Daniel Freedman
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Re: Help interpreting lipid level numbers

Not aware of any online sources for Canadian numbers.

And "cramming for the exam" may not be a great idea. I remember a nurse taking by blood pressure for a physical. She told me of another patient who proudly boasted going for a long walk just before his physical, so he'd get a good score. The nurse said she gently pointed out that going for a long walk was a good idea. But it would be even better if the patient went for a long walk EVERY day!

Blood tests are just a snapshot in time. And they are just some indicators and markers -- among many others -- of some components of overall health. Which is not to say blood tests are irrelevant. But perspective is useful. Th real goal is not good numbers, but good health.

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