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Cholesterol levels ?

Hello. I'm a 17 year old female &my blood work lab results just got mailed back to me. Can anyone explain to me what these mean ? 


Cholesterol total - 181 mg/dL
Triglycerides - 235 mg/dL
HDL cholesterol - 34 mg/dL
LDL cholesterol - 100 mg/dL
Chol/hdlc ratio - 5.3 
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What is your diet like?  Your Cholesterol and Triglycerides are high for a 17 year old.
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control ur cholestrol
take care by
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Your cholesterol, in my opinion, is just fine. However, your triglycerides are high and your HDL is low. Are you eating a lot of sugar? If so, cut back and also get more exercise, this should help with both. Also, add a tablespoon of Carlson Fish Oil to your diet daily, this really helps.
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