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by 30 · less than a minute ago

Possible Duplicate: new NYT article on red meat http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=red-meat-clogs-arteries-bacteria Lean steak is low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein ??? qualities normally considered healthy. But... (more)

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Cherenkov 0 · April 08, 2013 at 5:23 PM

The proof is in the pudding. If this info is accurate, then why do still extent hunter-gatherers have such low levels of heart disease? Why do Inuits eating a traditional diet that is almost exclusively meat and fat have none of the diseases of... (more)

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by 897 · less than a minute ago

If you read Peter Attia's Straight dope on cholesterol he seems to think the LDL particle number is the number one risk factor for athrosclerosis. Whether you choose to believe that is another story. I know people tend to pick and choose what... (more)

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bjjcaveman 0 · April 07, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I've noticed this too. I've been doing a very low carb nutritional ketosis paleo experiment and checked my cholesterol and found that they were super high, and when I checked with the NMR, the LDL-P was high also. I did some looking around and... (more)

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by 5 · less than a minute ago

I'm 5'11", 175 lbs, physically active (walk and lift regularly) and primal. Diet is mainly eggs, fish, vegetables, fruit, dairy, nuts, and saturated fats. No grains, no vegetable oils, no sugar except in fruit and dark chocolate. Non-smoker,... (more)

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MarkES 0 · April 03, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Chris Kresser's High Cholesterol Action Plan indicates LDL-P should be <1000. There seems to be individual variation and experimentation helps. One experiment might be to increase starchy carbs and reduce saturated fat and monitor the... (more)

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by 614 · 1 minute ago

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=197131 Effect of a High-Fat Ketogenic Diet on Plasma Levels of Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Apolipoproteins in Children Context Little prospective long-term information is available on the effect... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · March 27, 2013 at 7:36 PM

I am always concerned reading modern research about the lack of awareness of the general deficiency status in modern humans with regard to Vitamin D3, Magnesium, potassium omega 3 and melatonin compared to the optimal levels typical of those... (more)

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by 1974 · 1 minute ago

I eat a diet of moderate fat/carbs/and protein. I usually strive for 40/30/30 but end up closer to 50/30/20. My fat generally comes from beef, eggs, Olive oil, and maybe a tbls of butter a day. At my last doctors visit my total cholesterol was... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · March 23, 2013 at 3:28 AM

Curious what's the highest it's ever been? And what about the rest of your family, do they tend towards low total cholesterol? I have no idea what you should do, can only say I'd be moderately worried, at least, enough that I'd start doing some... (more)

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by 250 · 1 minute ago

The idea that dietary cholesterol and/or saturated fat consumption causes spikes in blood cholesterol levels seems pretty well dismissed in the Paleo community. This is despite mounds of anecdotal evidence on forums such as this describing... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · March 21, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I have found from this site that some of us have a very strong LDL reaction to dairy products, perhaps from the casein. Some of us have absolutely no issues. Generally speaking, if you have more fat in your diet, you'll probably have some extra... (more)

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I think I'm ok, but would you take a look at these and make any suggestions. I plan to eliminate my morning egg and substitute whey, but other than that I was planning to stick to my diet. 8/15/2012 3/15/2013 Total Cholestrol ... (more)

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by 0 · 1 minute ago

Hi. I have been predominantly on a Low Carb High PROTEIN diet for the past 2 years (with the once or twice cheat meals per week having beer, pasta, pizza, etc). I also started 5:2 intermittent fasting since Jan 2013. I had 2 Lipograms while on... (more)

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by 25 · 2 minutes ago

I'm a 26 year old female, 5'6 113 pounds. I switched from ULC GAPs to PHD with starches in September 2012. Current symptoms include: -Ammenorrhea (1 year of no period) -food sensitivities (FODMAPs, histamines) symptoms of leaky gut, fatigue and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Has your LH been measured? I'm wondering about PCOS (no, you don't have to be obese to have PCOS--I was just as amenorrheic at 113 lbs.), and if that's the case the volumes of so-called "safe starches" on PHD may be part of the problem. It would... (more)

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by 15400 · 2 minutes ago

My doctor and I had a disagreement (again). But that's okay. I kind of trust Paleohackers more. I will put a bounty on this question, I just don't know how. I think I have to wait before awarding best answer or something like that. Anyway, I got... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 11, 2013 at 8:33 PM

First off, your total cholesterol of 363 was about where mine was (393) after eating tons of butter and cream. For whatever genetic reason, that particular ratio of myristic, lauric and palmitic acids spikes my cholesterol to the moon. When I cut... (more)

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by 10 · 2 minutes ago

Recently I had a bunch of blood tests done including an NMR lipid panel. Everything is great except for one number. The problem is that some people say that's the only number that matters. The number is LDL-P, the number of LDL particles, which... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · July 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

OK, I did a re-test recently. It's interesting partially because I had lipid panels done at two different places from the same blood sample (well, different vials but drawn at the same time). This way we have three different sets of numbers. The... (more)

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by 10 · 2 minutes ago

Just got my numbers in, everything seems off anyone got suggestions. i will say for two weeks before the test I was not very good with my eating, gained some weight. I'm thinking I will go clean for a month then retest but here are the numbers I... (more)

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borofergie 0 · March 06, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Good luck with defining a "good" cholesterol number. There are many interpretations, and not much science.

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by 952 · 3 minutes ago

Dear all! What do you think about creating the ultimate hacking thread for Apo-??4/??4 gene mutations to discuss practical real-life implications. What worked and what did not for cholesterol numbers and overall well-being in terms of lifestyle,... (more)

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Cave_Chick 0 · March 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM

According to 23andme I'm a 4/4 (and 3.1% Neanderthal!) and I notice MUCH better energy, cognition and fat loss when I eat large amounts of coconut oil daily. High quality coconut oil can be expensive, so at times I've stopped buying it to save... (more)

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by 2688 · 3 minutes ago

OK, there are always innumerable questions on PH about hacking blood test lipid values, all, I assume, posed with the expectation that improving blood lipids will improve health or mortality. There are data like this... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM

There are just so many biological variables being affected when people make changes to their lifestyle that determining a solidly casual relationship between a blood lipid change from diet trials and mortality is damn near... (more)

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by 45 · 4 minutes ago

First of all, I am 28 years old, 83kgs, fit, lift weights, do karate, sleep well, rest lots, have a hungry apetite to improve my life even though I already consider it to be pretty sweet. So I went and got my first ever blood test (fasted) after... (more)

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John_58 0 · February 15, 2013 at 5:07 AM

You should know that this is an experience often reported here so you are not alone by any means. That said a couple of points: 1) Forget whatever you have heard or will be told about "particle size". Its an older idea but once all relevant... (more)

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by 20 · 4 minutes ago

Hi all, Ive been at 95% paleo for about 4 weeks now. I'm getting pretty used to it! Ive also been doing Gluten Free at the same time. The 5% is the sugar in my morning coffee ;) Anyways, now that Ive been eating more clean Ive noticed that my... (more)

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Kelly_9 0 · February 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM

First of all, a total Cholesterol of 202 isn't "high" and might be in the optimal range, according to some folks (take a look at Perfect Health Diet for one example). Second, four weeks is not a long time to resolve issues, so you may have more... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

I'm scheduled for a fasting VAP cholesterol test tomorrow morning at 9am. It's presently 3pm the day before and I didn't bring enough food with me to work, and I ended up having 2 packs of peanut M & M's. Will that skew my VAP cholesterol... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 06, 2013 at 8:51 PM

You're paying for a VAP test, and you eat M&M's? In all sincerity: you need to get your priorities in order. But, you may choose to think about it this way: if you regularly eat 2 packs of M&M's on occasion, the VAP test will be giving... (more)

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by 1974 · 4 minutes ago

My numbers: Total Chol: 160 Trig: 46 HDL: 79 LDL: 72 It seems like everyone on here has LDL of at least a hundred and even then, people are commenting that it seems on the low end. I can't figure out why mine is so low... I eat a lot fat. I try... (more)

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CD 0 · February 05, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Few of things. First, your LDL is not "too low" traditionally "healthy" LDL is less than 130 mg/dL Second, the reason you see such high LDL numbers on here is that people post their cholesterol numbers if they think they have a problem. ... (more)

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by 40 · 4 minutes ago

I am so confused about cholesterol numbers!! I just got a call today from my doctor's office with lab results that really shocked me. I expected a raise in Cholesterol numbers after going paleo but this scared me! My total is a whopping 330 (up... (more)

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John_58 0 · February 03, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of those eating Paleo diets and ending up with sky-high LDL! You are not alone and there are a myriad reports of this phenomenon on this forum alone. A common piece of advice which you have already received is that... (more)

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by 25 · 5 minutes ago

Can anyone tell me how to convert/interpret Apo B test results. My test result was 2.0, but it doesn't say what the units are. I've been searching the web and found a conversion between g/L and mg/dl, which converts my number to 2000, but I... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · January 29, 2013 at 5:14 AM

I'm guessing your test result of 2.0 is in g/L. And converting that to mg/dL would be 200, not 2000. I think Canada uses g/L, while US uses mg/dL. Normal ApoB levels are 40 to 125 mg/dL (or 0.4 to 1.25 g/L). This study conducted in Canada found... (more)

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by 1144 · 5 minutes ago

I just had an NMR test done for a "no doubt about it" lipid profile. I'm looking for a Doc who can read the test results and give me an honest to goodness assessment of where I stand. Results should be in by Tuesday, 25 January. My "regular"... (more)

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John_58 0 · January 25, 2013 at 10:11 PM

In your case, an NMR test is really not going to tell you anything of use. The only really useful parameter in an NMR is LDL-P and with an LDL-C (I am assuming thats what is was) of 363, your LDL-P is very, very likely going to come back very high... (more)

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Hello. At the urging of the Paleo Hacks community to get a VAP Cholesterol test after a standard one revealed high LDL, here are the results. I am unable to attach photos so I have linked the test results via... (more)

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John_58 0 · January 27, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Look, the first thing is not to panic over your LDL which I would not describe as a "sharp rise." Your directly measured LDL was 150 compared to a calculated LDL in 2012 of 135. Assuming the 2012 number was accurate (an assumption), the change... (more)

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by 1443 · 6 minutes ago

I am prepping for boot camp, and I've been using whole goat milk powder as a source of protein (among with goat whey, and animal proteins in general). I then came across a research claiming that dry milk has "oxidized cholesterol" which is bad for... (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 14, 2013 at 2:42 AM

From my reading, oxidized cholesterol levels in milk powders measured during the last decade or two have been quite low, we're talking a couple of micrograms per gram at most. Nothing I would personally worry too much about.

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by 1241 · 6 minutes ago

Update: VAP results below Age: 24 years old Sex: Male Height: 6'0" Weight: 165 lbs Total Cholesterol: 367 mg/dL HDL: 73 mg/dL Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: 5.03 VLDL: 10 mg/dL LDL: 284 mg/dL Triglycerides: 52 mg/dL My doctor was VERY concerned... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 08, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I just read The Great Cholesterol Myth by Bowden and Sinatra. They believe that the only people who should be on statins are men under 65 who have already had one cardiovascular event. You are not in that category, but there are some other... (more)

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by 2506 · 7 minutes ago

I just finished the very fine The Perfect Health Diet (PHD) but was left confused wrt what the Jaminets wrote wrt cholesterol levels ... especially as it relates to my situation. My latest cholesterol values: HDL=34, LDL=72, Total... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 24, 2012 at 9:25 PM

I'm reading "The Great Cholesterol Myth" by Johnny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra at the moment. They cite multiple studies about the dangers of cholesterol (primarily LDL) that is too low, including increased risk of cancers, increased infection... (more)

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