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From: Ricardo (Brazil) (189.122.231.155)
Subject:         My blood test shows that vegan diet may have enough nutrients that I need.
Date: July 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm PST

Family members were questioning me that because I was not eating SAD food (Standard American Diet or the Brazilian one...) I could not have all the minerals and vitamins that a meat eater may get.

My doctor said that the test results are very good.

I selected items that may be of interest for this discussion group.

(Disclaimer: I used Google translator to translate the results from Portuguese to English. It may contain errors, from which I ask your pardon.)

Glucated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
5.1% Hb = otal
Reference values: 4.0 to 6.0% total Hb.

GLUCOSE
94 mg / dL
Reference values: = 70 to 99 g / dL


Fructosamine
248 micromol / L
Reference Values: 205 to 285 micromol / L

IRON
113 mcg / dL
Reference Values: Male - 59 to 160 = cg / dL

CALCIUM
9.6 mg / dL
Reference Values: Adults - = 8.4 to 10.2 g / dL

SODIUM
136 mEq / L
Reference Values: 136-145 = Eq / L

POTASSIUM
3.7 mEq / L
Reference Values: Adults - 3.5 to 5.3 mEq / L


MAGNESIUM
2.0 mg / dL
Method: = olorimetrico
Reference Values: Above 20 years - from 1.6 to 2.6 = g / dL

Ferritin
82.4 ng / mL
Reference Values: Men - 24 to 336 = g / mL

Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase
14.0 U / L
Reference Values: Male - Up = 60.0 / L

FOLIC ACID
> 20:00 ng / mL
Reference Values: Normal - Up = 3.56 g / mL

Vitamin B12 = / H1>
367 pg / mL
Reference Values: 180 to 914 = g / mL

Lipid Profile

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL
107 mg / dL
Reference Values:
Adults: Ideal = - Less than 200 mg / dL

TRIGLYCERIDES
52 mg / dL
Reference Values:
Adults: Ideal = - Less than 150 mg / dL

CHOLESTEROL - HDL
54 mg / dL
Above 19 years - greater than or equal to 40 mg / dL

Cholesterol - LDL
35 mg / dL
Reference Values: Ideal -Inferior = 100 mg / dL

Cholesterol - VLDL
10 mg / dL
Reference Values: Ideal - = Less than 0 mg / dL
Bordering - 30 to 40 mg / dL

CHOLESTEROL - NON HDL
45 mg / dL
Recommended value for non-HDL cholesterol in ancient = high risk and
= very high for CAD:
High risk: Less than 130 = g / dL
With very high risk: Less than 100 mg / dL

INSULIN
4.0 MCU / mL
Values ​​= Reference:
For individuals with glucose until = 99 g / dL:
Body Mass Index up to 25: 2 to 13 = Cu / ml
Body Mass Index between 25 and 30: 2 to 19 = Cu / ml
Body Mass Index above 30: 2 to 23 = Cu / ml


C-reactive protein ultrasensitive
0.08 mg / dL
Reference Values:
= For Testing of inflammatory / infectious diseases: Less than = 0.50 g / dL
For cardiovascular risk assessment: Less than = 0.30 g / dL

PS Please remember I am not a doctor, cannot give advise and I am just commenting my cases. In these tests I am just reading the results, my doctor may disagree with my ideas, she may do different recommendations and would see if I have to do additional things.



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