Is there a correlation between these two? I am hoping to hear some firsthand information from others with CFS. At age 33, my chol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, etc. were tested for the first time. My doctor has not discussed the results with me yet as she was on vacation when my results came back, but something seems off. In the last year I have gained about 10 lbs. (my naturopath said "metabolic syndrome"), and have a BMI of 24. For the last 5 years or so, my BMI was between 21 and 23 and I was about a size 2 (don't know what my levels were then unfortunately). Although I am not a vegetarian, I do not eat dairy (except very occasionally), never eat fast food, rarely eat out, eat red meat about 3-4 times a month, and poultry or fish otherwise (also tofu) and lots of "good" foods. I've been told to exercise, but anyone here can understand the irony and frustration with this advice. I was first advised to make dietary changes until we went over my diet and it was decided that my current/past diet is what the "reformed" diet would look like. I'm totally confused by this information. I have no apparent "normal" risk factors for SCARY high LDL and cholesterol (others are OK) other than being more sedentary than most my age. Does anyone know if high lipids are normal with CFS? I have no interest in taking statins, but my LDL is over 170, which I understand is high enough for immediate concern. Thanks to anyone who can share or shed some light on this!!