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by 3280 · 1 minute ago

I've been on "paleo" for about 2.5 months. My doctor gave me a "before" lipid panel the day before I started. How long should I wait before getting a test? Is a lipid panel a "point in time" or does it reflect the last X number of days. If the... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · May 09, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Couple thoughts. A lipid panel is a point in time measurement; however, those different values are a maker of your diet over a period of time. I think the different values respond to dietary changes at different rates. For example, I think many... (more)

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by 3280 · 1 minute ago

The lab my Aetna health insurance uses only gives the LDL, HDL & total cholesterol so I'm in the market for a 3rd party lab in hopes of getting the LDL breakdown. I recently had a magnesium RBC test done with RequestAtest.com. It was pretty... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · July 05, 2012 at 5:48 PM

It turns out that LDL particle number (LDL-P)is the best predictor of cardiovascular disease... (more)

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by 10653 · 1 minute ago

October 2011 (about 2 weeks into Paleo): HDL cholesterol: 106 mg/dL LDL cholesterol: 153 mg/dL Triglycerides: 58 mg/dL Total cholesterol: 271 mg/dL April 2012: HDL cholesterol: 108 mg/dL LDL cholesterol: 253 mg/dL (!!!!!!) Triglycerides: 57... (more)

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Andrea_Reina 0 · May 09, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Cholesterol ratios may be a better predictor for CVD, but her results are still WAAAY outside normal range, and we do not have the evidence to say that her results are not problematic! We have data that suggest that long-lived, healthy... (more)

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by 789 · 1 minute ago

My sister, 27 years old, about 5'2-ish, is overweight, and the dr's told her she needed to cut out cholesterol and lose 70lbs in 3 months. Our "diets" are COMPLETE opposites. I am convinced that going primal is healthy living, but she insists it... (more)

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Jill_E_ 0 · May 07, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Cholesterol in food does not equal cholesterol in the blood. If her cholesterol is high she probably has a lot of inflammation, and she NEEDS the fat to heal.

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by 938 · 1 minute ago

Sorry to ask what others are always asking, but I'm seeing my doctor on Friday and want to be able to give him my perspective on these results. This is my first cholesterol panel since I began eating strict Paleo eight months ago, including no... (more)

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Dr__Ryan 0 · May 02, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I would watch these videos posted by Chris Kresser to understand more about cholesterol, what it means, and the true risk factors to be worried about: http://chriskresser.com/i-have-high-cholesterol-and-i-dont-care IMO everything about your panel... (more)

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by 353 · 1 minute ago

This winter I was running on a diet rich in eggs (30/week) adn butter () 0.4kg/week. For me that caused high cholesterol (numbers here http://paleohacks.com/questions/109204/ldl-cholesterol-doubled-from-pre-paleo#axzz1tJ4wRMD1). During this period... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · April 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM

2 great Jaminet posts: It seems that cholesterol binds to many pathogens. HDL and LDL defend from infections and pathogens destroy HDL/LDL - so people who are really sick from pathogenic diseases have cholesterol that plummets. Blood Lipids and... (more)

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by 10 · 2 minutes ago

First time I've ever had it checked - pretty primal for the past 6+ months (on and off for 2+ years), 5'9 160lbs, very active (running, p90x, etc.), 35 years old. Total - 343 Tri - 77 HDL - 54 Chol/HDL Ratio - 6.35 LDL - 274 I've heard total... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · April 27, 2012 at 3:53 AM

Your LDL is high. Are you eating a lot of butter and or cream?

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by 0 · 2 minutes ago

-NMR Lipoprofile- LDL-P: 1118 (<1000) LCL-C: 167 (<100) HDL-C: 102 (>=40) Trigs: 46 (<150) Total Cho: 278 (<200 High) HDL-P: 48.2 nmol/L (>=30.5) Small LDL-P: 115 nmol/L (<=527) LDL Size: 21.5 nm (>20.5) Vit D: 69 ng/mL... (more)

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by 190 · 2 minutes ago

Possible Duplicate: Scientific Backing for Paleo I have been living paleo for a few months now, and I feel great and love it! Someone posted this article earlier today and I thought it was wonderful.... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM

It sounds like both your cousin may be falling into the trap of thinking there's "one right way." Many people thrive on vegetarianism for months or years, particularly if they had generous fat reserves when they started. The same is true of... (more)

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by 169 · 2 minutes ago

This heart surgeon speaks out on what really causes heart disease. He's performed over 5,000 heart surgeries. I highly recommend checking out what he has to say about paleo-like diets. Link to doctor's testimony (more)

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Russ_1 0 · April 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Yep. Dr. Lundell's book was a key milestone on the path that led me to paleo (later). I thought he made a clear case that inflammation, not cholesterol per se, is the underlying cause of arterial disease, and that CLA is a good thing for... (more)

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by 1600 · 2 minutes ago

I am sitting here studying for this nutrition class im taking (I know I know I was just curious about what the other side based their arguments on so I signed up) We are reading about how we make vit d from cholesterol and sun. So us paleo folks... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Not likely. Most folks consuming many 100s of milligrams of cholesterol daily, but vitamin D supplementation is some 1000 times lower than that in terms of mass - 10000 IU = 250 micrograms. Cholesterol is used much more in cell structures and... (more)

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by 3280 · 3 minutes ago

While listening to back Robb Wolf podcasts, he periodically fields a question from someone freaking out about elevated total and LDL. He will then go into a discussion that the friendly fluffy LDL is nothing to worry about. How common is it to... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 19, 2012 at 2:51 AM

This varies widely--some see improvement, some stay the same and some see TC and LDL go quite high. If you're feeling any anxiety about your reactions you should definitely have the test done so you know where you stand. Chris Kresser and Chris... (more)

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by 1200 · 3 minutes ago

So I'm 3 months paleo now. I take my cholesterol every 2 weeks with a CardioChek machine. My TG are fairly stable around 85-95 (unless I've been binging on nuts in which they jump to 130 for a day or two). My HDL is pathetic as always staying... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · May 07, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Have you looked into your LDL particle size at all? More and more evidence seems to be emerging that it's not total LDL that you should be concerned with, but rather the particle size. You want to aim for more of what they call the "large fluffy"... (more)

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by 353 · 4 minutes ago

Male 40 years old, 188cm, 76kg (6feet 2 inch, 168 pounds), 15% body fat, bodyweight training and swimming. Fairly strict paleo since one year ago (gluten and diary free), not limiting carbs (150 - 250 grams/day from rice, potatoes and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 02, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I hit a total cholesterol of 393 with a lot of butter/cream, which dropped to 215 or so when I replaced it with standard animal fat. (HDL stayed around 60). I'd wager that you're having a similar issue. At the very least, you could try replacing... (more)

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by 423 · 4 minutes ago

As we've transitioned to Paleo, my boyfriend is concerned about the amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat we may be consuming. Specifically, the number of eggs that we've been consuming. It's at least 2 per day, and I wouldn't hate eating more.... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 01, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Eating Cholesterol Does Not Raise Blood Cholesterol Levels http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Cholesterol-Rich-Foods-Raise-Blood-Cholesterol.html (more)

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by 396 · 5 minutes ago

I was talking to a friend the other day about breakfast. When I told him I usually eat 4 eggs, his reaction was "what about all that cholesterol?!?!?" (Never mind that in this same conversation, he told me how much he loved his new job because... (more)

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Steve_32 0 · March 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Here are a couple to start with. Below the abstract, you will also see links to related articles and those that cite these articles. You should be able to find several more by looking at the references or following some of the links below the... (more)

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by 323 · 5 minutes ago

Heya! I'm to the site, and the whole paleo thing. Previously was doing the whole healthy grains thing and was going nowhere but the rest room with IBS. 6 Months paleo, 29, 5' 6", down to 142Lb, 14% bf and a very happy boy! Here's my fasted... (more)

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by 0 · 5 minutes ago

I am a 56 year old male and My triglycerides are 190 and VLDL Cholesterol is 38.0, and fasting glucose is 88 mg/dl and want to know if this is bad? and how could I lower? Thanks, Dani

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by 1055 · 5 minutes ago

here is the simple blood work I just got back. Started paleo jan 2011 - had blood work done in March 2011 after I had already lost 20lbs Now total weight loss 70 lbs, female, 37 dr says Vitamin D is still low - I am taking 10,000 IUs a day -... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · March 20, 2012 at 4:24 AM

That's a typical pattern when you do Paleo: LDL increases in most, though not all, people Trigs go down (but your Trigs were already low to begin with: were you LCing prior to going Paleo?) HDL goes up: are you taking fish oil, coconut oil,... (more)

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by 15 · 6 minutes ago

I'm new here. So bear with me. I saw my doctor recently because I had been feeling very fatigued, grouchy, depressed, anxious and generally like I would like to crawl back into bed and forget the world exists. She ran basic blood tests and then... (more)

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Mystery_Man_X 0 · March 13, 2012 at 8:53 PM

What kind of caffeine habit do you have? How's your sleep? You are at a northern latitude, how's your vitamin d status? How's your iron status? Regarding cholesterol, it seems the general consensus is that the sat-fatty-acids in dairy are the... (more)

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by 733 · 6 minutes ago

total: 209 triglycerides 49 HDL 82 ration 2.55 ldl 117 a1c 5.8 She has been eating uhhh kind of paleo with me. Thoughts?

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Janknitz 0 · November 02, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Not only do her numbers already look good, but consider that her calculated LDL is done using the Freidenwald formula which becomes inaccurate if Trigs are under 100. Her's are considerably under 100, so the Iranian formula (look it up) is more... (more)

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by 15003 · 7 minutes ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Chris Kresser ??? Integrative Medicine Practitioner Topic: An Update on Cholesterol. The cholesterol hypothesis has its staunch proponents as well as its skeptics. So who???s right? Chris presents... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · March 01, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Honestly my favorite part was when he said he needed to take some things down off his site because he's found out contrary information. He actually stated he was wrong. Ton of respect for that. Makes me trust his opinions even more.

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by 278 · 8 minutes ago

I put up a post several days ago asking for thoughts on my (maybe) high cholesterol. I've since seen chatter regarding raised elevations of cholesterol in people using a French press to make their coffee which is a device I've used everyday for a... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · February 20, 2012 at 2:55 AM

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2796.2000.00728.x/full http://www.ajcn.org/content/71/2/480.short http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.nutr.17.1.305?journalCode=nutr "Some coffee brewing techniques raise the... (more)

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by 30 · 8 minutes ago

Hi! Well in my other post I talked about why I'm adding carbs ( Dear Eastern and German Europeans, what are your macronutrient ratio's? ) I've been wondering for a while now which of the other two macronutrients ( fat/protein) to lower. A month... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · February 16, 2012 at 6:11 AM

I really like the advice given here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-succeed-with-the-primal-blueprint/#carb-curve Ratios are not really transferable from person to person. I like to determine grams of carbs and protein and then fat. ... (more)

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by 851 · 8 minutes ago

Anyone read the Jupiter trial? http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa0807646 I have a patient bring this study to my attention about the effectiveness of statin medications lowering C-reactive protein. His lipid panel is awesome all except he... (more)

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Rose 0 · February 09, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I had an elevated CRP on my last round of labs in June 2011, and my (now ex-) doctor was very concerned about it, despite the rest of my numbers being stellar. My new doctor, a more results-oriented person, apparently, told me she doesn't put much... (more)

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