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Lipid profile fasting
Why 12 hours fasting is needed For lipid profile test? Can we drink water while on 12 hours fasting for lipid profile?
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Dr. Bipin Ninan Abraham
General Physician 2 yrs exp Bangalore
Not eating for eight to 12 hours before having blood drawn for a cholesterol test was thought to give a more accurate assessment of total cholesterol, harmful LDL cholesterol, protective HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, a type of fat-carrying particle. You can drink water in small amounts but only have it in small amounts as it will stimulate hormones which can effect cholesterol levels.
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Dr. Vinod Veerapalli
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Blood cholesterol levels vary in their levels in blood according to the diet we take. To maintain uniformity and to draw any meaningful conclusions, lipid profile is done in a fasting state. Yes, you can have little water if you are very thirsty. Try not to take too much as again it stimulates gut hormones which can effect cholesterol levels.
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