That's right. I am enlisting the help of all the evil geniuses (and google addicts) on ways to cheat on a test.
The test: Cholesterol.
That's right. I need to cheat on my cholesterol test.
On 24 Dec, I have a physical as required for my application for life insurance. In order to qualify for a lower rate, I need to get my numbers down a bit. I have adjusted my eating habits, am taking fish oil capsules, eating whole wheat, peanut butter, and have upgraded from no-exercise to dismal-amount-of-exercise. Small means of improving the numbers, but probably not enough before my deadline.
So... I call upon you to help me cheat.
Is there a way? Will extending the fasting period before the bloodwork (typically 12hrs) do any good?
Will a strict diet of bran (blegh!) and water for a couple days prior to the test do any good, or cause harm?
Aside from garlic and fish oil supplements, is there anything else that can be taken?
And aside from overall reduction... what will any of the above do to impact my HDL (good) to LDL (bad) ratios, with the goal of increasing HDL and decreasing LDL?
Long term... I need to get the numbers down anyway, so some permanent lifestyle changes will be taking place. But in the short-term, I need to get my total cholesterol down by 40pts and my triglycerides down just a smidgen, in about a week and a half.
Help a brudda out!
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