most important number on a conventional lipid panel is the relationship
between triglycerides and HDL. (Divide triglyercides by HDL to get it.)
If that number is less than 2, this suggests you have mostly large,
buoyant LDL â€“ which is not a risk factor for heart disease. If that
number is higher than 3, it suggests you have mostly small, dense LDL â€“
which most certainly is a risk factor for heart disease."