Anyway, you need to 'fast' before the blood draw since they're checking your cholesterol. Now, I like my coffee in the morning, and while I prefer it with milk, I can drink it black. On the morning of the draw I had about 4 mugs of black coffee. The little nurse who did the draw squawked when I told her. "That's going to raise your blood pressure!" Right. My blood pressure was 112/78, which is not bad, and I am not on any meds. Yesterday I received the results of my blood work in the mail in a snazzy guide.
My blood work came back fine - total cholesterol is 166 which, I suspect, would be lower if I weren't eating a gallon of whole milk ice cream every week. The cholesterol / HDL ratio is 3.5 which, according to the guide is "highly desirable." In fact everything was either good, better, or best. and it's all done with out any meds. Of course I do tend to watch what I eat (except for the ice cream) and exercise on a regular basis.
|Some of my numbers