Understand Your CHOLESTEROL PANEL & Metabolic Health Tests – The ULTIMATE Guide

Understand Your Cholesterol Panel and Metabolic Health Tests - Dr Rob Lustig and Dr Casey Means

How to Interpret Your Panels to Better Understand the Status of Your Metabolic Health

Dr Rob Lustig and Dr Casey Means

A metabolic blood test and cholesterol panel can be confusing, so in this ultimate guide, our Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder Dr. Casey Means talks with Levels advisor and author of Metabolical, Dr. Rob Lustig, to give you advice on how to interpret your panels to better understand the status of your metabolic health.

Dr. Rob Lustig walks through what HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and total cholesterol mean, how fasting insulin tests relate to your cholesterol panel, how to improve your cholesterol numbers, and how to interpret ratios of your cholesterol numbers like the triglyceride-to-HDL ratio.

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📍 What Dr. Rob Lustig and Levels’ Dr. Casey Means discuss:

00:00 – Intro
02:17 – Understanding cholesterol
02:44 – The correlation between LDL and heart disease
05:12 – The connection between LDL and triglycerides
07:14 – Good cholesterol
16:48 – Measuring LDL
30:04 – Portal systems in the body
44:51 – The importance of liver function tests
54:05 – How to reduce liver fat


Levels helps you see how food affects your health. With real-time, personalized data gathered through biosensors like continuous glucose monitors (CGM), you learn which diet and lifestyle choices improve your metabolic health so you can live a longer, fuller, healthier life.


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