Real talk…People care WAY too much about cholesterol numbers. Truth be told, checking cholesterol labs its not as important as you think. Here Doc talks about what you should and shouldn’t worry about. Do I need to fast before my labs? Bad cholesterol? Good cholesterol? When to start a medication? What do the numbers on my labs mean. Learn about it here. No factoids…actually understand your healthcare.

Calculator to plug your numbers into:
http://tools.acc.org/ASCVD-Risk-Estimator-Plus/

Full article on cholesterol labs:
https://www.postscriptmd.com/cholesterol/

Next go on www.postscriptmd.com and look up your other meds and labs.

Fasting before cholesterol labs study:
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2733560

USPSTF Cholesterol screening guidelines:
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/lipid-disorders-in-adults-cholesterol-dyslipidemia-screening

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