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by 0 · 31 minutes ago

my doctor ordered all of these fancy tests and says they are normal.  huge thanks!   total cholesterol 172 (optimal <200) ldl-c 92 (optimal <100) hdl-c 78 (optimal >50) triglycerides 48 (optimal<150 non-hdl-c 95... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · October 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Your lipid profile is beautiful. Those HDL, LDL and triglycerides are perfect. The only thing I did notice is that your insulin is a bit on the high end and so is your HbA1c.....so you might want to keep an eye on that in the long term. Other than... (more)

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by 35 · 31 minutes ago

Hi all, As many others, I can`t seem lose weight. I have been doing Paleo for 2 years. I lost about 15lbs at the begining but didn`t continue to lose weight and gained it back while on a very non-paleo vacation. I`m a 33 year old female, weight... (more)

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Ema 0 · October 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Hi Veronica, I'm not very long on paleo. But from what i read, for example from Stefani Ruper, flaxseeds (and soya)are not adviced because they consist of phytoestrogens and as you have problems to loose wait, maybe you are estrogen dominant so... (more)

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by 0 · 32 minutes ago

I've gained weight this year and my cholestoral went way up, not just the triglycerides. It seems that many of the Paleo recipes use a lot of eggs. Any suggestions?

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Janknitz 0 · February 17, 2014 at 4:00 AM

If your trigs have gone up it means you're eating more carbs that you should. Trigs are directly related to carb intake and have a much higher correlation to CV disease than total or LDL cholesterol. It's not eggs that are your problem. Dial... (more)

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by 1523 · 33 minutes ago

Three months after going paleo, more than two years ago, my cholesterol started rising - particularly the LDL level with triglycerides remaining low and HDL varying but generally being nice and high. I have a cholesterol meter and check my levels... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · May 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

After much searching I believe I've found the reason/science behind my results - I've now had 5 similar results with LDL being consistently 30% or greater below my levels over the past two years. The following explanation comes from P186-187 of... (more)

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by 11682 · 34 minutes ago

I'm on Paleo for over 3 months now, and my triglycerides are at 175, while cholesterol is at 205. I eat all kinds of meat/fish, eggs/bacon for breakfast, offal occasionally, allowed veggies, some nuts & local raw honey, I cook with coconut... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · December 30, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I don't know too terribly much about anything, so don't take me as anyone with any real knowledge...... but, I found that zero fruit intake plus ample fish oils really moved my triglycerides down dramatically. Oh, and I also started exercising... (more)

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by 670 · 34 minutes ago

Fascinating how two people can get such radically different results! Today's lipid panels for your perusal. First, let's recap what the numbers "should be": HDL: 60 or higher LDL: 60 or lower Triglycerides: 60 or lower And the ratios between... (more)

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Ed 0 · February 25, 2010 at 12:25 AM

If your triglycerides are still 223 after 9 months of low-carbing, you may have a large genetic component in your lipid profile. You don't give your age, but values this high are unusual in young adults, which would further suggest genetic... (more)

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by 5 · 34 minutes ago

It is my understanding that cholesterol is only harmful if you have oxidised LDL type and that this is a problem for westerners because of high intake of refined sugars, refined carbs and omega 6. My question is will eating safe starches from taro... (more)

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by 245 · 40 minutes ago

My health insurance gives a premium discount to customers who keep healthy. As a result of modern science, they define as healthy individual a total cholesterol level below 200, a limit which I have problems to meet since I started paleo. My... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 05, 2014 at 7:16 PM

From what I understand , if you eliminate saturated fat and replace it with PUFA for a few weeks your numbers will look good. You may trigger a lot of inflammation and be far worse off, but you numbers will look good to insurance buffoons.

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by 0 · 41 minutes ago

Hello!I can't understand what could be the culprit of too high triglycerides while having normal LDL.Here are the details:Total cholesterol: 255.6 mg/dLTriglycerides: 1188.7 (!!!) mg/dLHDL: 21.7 mg/dLLDL: 80 mg/dLVLDL: 153.9 mg/dLAt the same... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 18, 2014 at 8:35 PM

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE:High trigs, low HDL, 3-4 bottles of wine a week? Fatty liver disease. See a doctor, PRONTO. You may be on the path to liver cirrhosis.

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by 129 · 42 minutes ago

Got blood taken today for a standard check up. Eat pretty strict paleo, LDL was high Doc said. I know high cholesterol isnt necessarily bad according to many people in the paleosphere. Can anyone tell me more about these results?Cholesterol 245... (more)

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CD 0 · June 12, 2014 at 6:10 PM

it means that your doctor is using the Friedwald Formula to estimate your LDL. Before you take any specific action, I would advise you to seek out a VAP test to directly measure your LDL.For more info on cholesterol, start here:... (more)

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by 0 · 42 minutes ago

My story, my numbers....(this is a bit long, but any advice/resources are appreciated. This is all very confusing and frustrating. Every time I try to improve my health it gets worse!)My dad has FH. Triple bypass surgery at 30. Numerous... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 06, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I really hate to say this, but if FH has been confirmed, and nothing else works, this condition is likely the only place where statins should be used. :( If you go this route, lots of Co-Q10 is required, the doctors won't normally tell you that... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

When I got an insurance screen about two months ago and I had LDL of 299, but a still normal CHOL/LDL ratio. I eat a generally healthy diet with lots of protein and fruit/veggies and a very little dairy/processed foods. I do, however, eat... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 17, 2014 at 6:32 PM

I have heard that insurance companies will hammer you for high LDL and obesity, but never had it happen personally.. Unfortunately the only way I know that works to lower LDL significantly is statins. I never had any luck with the dietary... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Quick summary for those who don't want to read the whole thing: Dietary changes had an enormous impact on my blood cholesterol levels. As the majority opinion on the internet seems to be that dietary cholesterol has a limited, or even... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Just a few comments on an interesting experiment -The first test - call it the 80/20 - resulted in shifts similar to what I've seen posted here before. Lower trigs, higher LDL and higher HDL. -The second test - extreme Paleo - is the most... (more)

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I'm 27 and got my lab numbers back today. I have no other markers for cardiac disease besides cholesterol. Fasting glucose of 86. Here are the numbers Total Chol 225 HDL Chol 41 Triglycerides 77 LDL 169 Chol/HDLC Ratio... (more)

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paint94979 0 · April 05, 2014 at 2:36 PM

what foods do you eat? Quantity?

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by 30 · about 1 hour ago

I have had blood work done and got the following. I was really surprised at my LDL number. I had a finger prick cholesterol test at work and got Total cholesterol of 4.6. The following day I got bloods done at a medical centre to validate... (more)

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thyroiditis 0 · March 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

You have lots of preconceptions about cholesterol and conventional medicine. First, your doc is not a dumbass. Throw away that finger-prick trinket. Focus on the serum results delivered by the lab. You try to save money by buying a piece... (more)

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by 384 · about 1 hour ago

My wife got a call from her Doctor after yearly checkup labwork saying that she needs to come in for an Ultrasound. When we asked why she said she can't say over the phone how much liver damage there may be but they need to check. When I... (more)

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CD 0 · March 18, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Not a doctor -- but only two things I can think are looking for fatty liver or a tumor. I find it wholly unacceptable that the doctor cannot do a better job of communicating. I would ask the doctor for a copy of your patient files and see... (more)

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by 787 · about 1 hour ago

I recently read that fat boosts testosterone, i'm wondering is it true? If so, how to best take advantage of this effect? I know when i drink a lot of olive oil, like over 50g in one go i get that 'pumped up' feeling in my muscles about... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 07, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Well, yeah, cholesterol is the building block of hormones. But it's not like if you eat a ton of fat, all of it will become hormones. Like anything else, it's a tightly controlled process - it's only when you're very low fat and consume only... (more)

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by 787 · about 1 hour ago

I've recently started eating a lot of Clarified Butter/Ghee as i tried some that was lurking in my cupboard for over a year and the energy it gave me is the best i've had from any fat, almost instant like coconut oil but it tastes better and... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · May 27, 2014 at 12:10 PM

I've never tried it. On the basis that what is in nature is best them eating the fat off the side of a piece of steak is going to better for you than anything processed even butter.

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-Glucose- Fasting Glucose: ~85 HbA1C: 5.1-5.6 (depends on lab) -Regular Lipid Test- TC: 240 HDL: 95 LDL Calculated:130 TG: 75 -Specifics- Apolipoprotein A1: 220 (94-176) Apolipoprotein... (more)

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theriteofway 0 · February 02, 2014 at 4:36 PM

What about the Lp(a)? I've read some sources that say it should be below 10 and some sources that say it should be below 30. The sources that say below 30 point to the fact that the statistical inflection point in CVD risk occurs at or after 30.... (more)

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I have just been prescribed Roaccutane/ Accutane treatment for my hormone related acne. The doctor recommends I lower my intake of high cholesterol foods whilst on the drug. She gave me a leaflet titled 'Cholesterol Lowering Advice' which... (more)

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samc 0 · January 15, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Conventional medical advice is being given by your doctor. As Paleo followers we generally don't believe 99% of what they say. I'd stick with Paleo if it was me. I do find a lot of contradictions in your post but since you don't want to hear... (more)

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Hi all, I am a paleo newbie who is trying to conquer constipation, elevated cholesterol (, and eliminate problems with anxiety. Fortunately, my weight is good, but I could stand to add some muscle :>) From the research I have done on... (more)

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by 2626 · about 1 hour ago

I am helping coordinate a health testing event at which we're doing free cholesterol measurements for visitors. The problem is, those cholesterol test strips are *expensive*. We can probably afford to measure HDL, LDL, *or* total cholesterol,... (more)

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thhq 0 · December 06, 2013 at 3:37 AM

This predictor for CV health shows a strong positive effect from raising HDL and a weak negative effect from raising TC. http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/calculator.asp In tweaking this model I found that the negative effect of LDL in raising... (more)

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Extract from a paper: An intuitive explanation for why high cholesterol at an early age might be correlated with Alzheimer's risk has to do with apoE-4. People with that allele are known to have high cholesterol early in life [39], and I... (more)

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Chris_B 0 · February 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

I have actually thought of the same thing. Could the increase risk of Alzheimer's be due to lowering of the cholesterol through statins and dietary means? There is no corelation between high cholesterol and Alzheimer's but there is one with low... (more)

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I've had a facebook argument with an 811 today(The worst kind of vegan), and said that a good fatty cut of a grass fed steak contains little to none Omega 6(referred to as O6 from this point onwards. Respectively, omega 3 is referred to as O3)... (more)

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daz 0 · November 24, 2013 at 11:29 PM

that table is from cronometer.com, you can make it say what ever you want

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hi everyone, I adopted a Paleo diet a while back and experimented with it for 2-3 months. It was basically lean meats, veges, fish oil and occasionally nuts. This gave me the following blood results (all measurements in mmol/l)... (more)

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juiop 0 · November 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Thanks for the responses guys! I started increasing saturated fats thanks to sources of Chris Kresser & Gaps Diet. But I now later read in another article of Chris Kressers that total cholesterol & LDL levels this high indicate a... (more)

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