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by 78417 · less than a minute ago

Hi all, just wondering if anyone would know the relationship between method(s) of preparation of various foods containing cholesterol and its oxidization. I am spcifically interested in prep methods to reduce O2 Chol. in organ meat. Currently I am... (more)

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by 75 · 2 minutes ago

I just got my blood work back from my term life application and my results earned me the best risk class (preferred ultra) and lowest rate. I've been eating paleo for 15 months now and I think that has contributed greatly towards the rating I... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · April 15, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Calculated means they didn't measure it. Try these links - it's been hashed over many times around... (more)

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by 39841 · 3 minutes ago

I had asked my doctor for a VAP test but got a lipid panel back a few days later and assumed that she just pretended to order it, but it turns out she ordered both for some reason or other. In any case, in contrast to what I've read repeatedly in... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · March 23, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Yah but your HDL is 20% higher on the VAP, and your LDL is 18 points lower as well on VAP. Your trigs are up 8 though, which is odd considering the change in HDL/LDL. Seems like it would be the opposite. But a difference of 54 to 62 in Trigs is... (more)

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by 1502 · 3 minutes ago

There are lots of questions and information on cholesterol here, but I didn't find a question on this exact subject. I apologize I missed something. I'm wondering how much people have seen their TC and/or LDL change based on the following... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM

It depends on the type of fat you eat. If most of it is just fat attached to meat, then it will likely go up slightly. If you eat a lot of myristic (and to a lesser extent palmitic) fatty acids via butter/coconut consumption, you'll see a jump in... (more)

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by 1293 · 4 minutes ago

Check out Chris Masterjohn's latest article. Nevertheless, I still hold some small place in the back of my brain that has been soaked for so long in the mainstream media's fear-mongering that probably will never go away. Yes, to some tiny... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · March 09, 2011 at 4:54 PM

What?! You all don't read the Bible every day? C'mon folks. Page 427: "thou shalt not fear bacon and eggs". Eggs are a regular staple. We go through about 3 dozen per week for the two of us. For bacon, 0g of sugar (which probably really means... (more)

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by 15583 · 4 minutes ago

I just came across this news story. It claims that: Lowering cholesterol could help the body's immune system fight viral infections... when the body succumbs to a viral infection a hormone in the immune system lowers... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 09, 2011 at 6:46 PM

How do we know that we wouldn't be messing things up if we lowered cholesterol ahead of time before the viral infection? Maybe whatever the body's doing depends on having the higher cholesterol before the viral infection and then lowering it... (more)

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by 3509 · 4 minutes ago

In a previous discussion on cholesterol, some answered that "high (total) cholesterol does not cause heart disease, it is only a symptom of inflammation or something going bad inside your arteries and blood vessels". This view takes some to say... (more)

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aggromonk 0 · March 09, 2011 at 2:44 AM

My intake of cholesterol is high, yet I don't have high cholesterol. This is in part due to the fact that I do vigorous exercise. Some might be genetics. The truth is, you really have to do what works best for you and your body. I do know one... (more)

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by 56616 · 4 minutes ago

A good number of threads here on levels that are too high by conventional methods. Who here has conventionally normal cholesterol? (Make another thread if you want to discuss what this means). My numbers: LDL 101 HDL 60 CHOL/HDL ratio 2.9 TRI... (more)

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Chris_Masterjohn 0 · March 02, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Over on my blog, The Daily Lipid, I'm running two series right now, one on genetics and one on the lipid hypothesis. Two posts from now in the latter series, which should come out in the next week, I'll be covering whether LDL matters. ... (more)

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by 5838 · 5 minutes ago

Hey all - I recently got some labs done. In April 2010 my Cholesterol was Total 226 - HDL 103, LDL 117 Just this past week, my results came back Total 273 - HDL 99, LDL 174 Any cause for concern there? I am 28yrs old, Male, very athletic.... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 02, 2011 at 12:44 AM

What about triglycerides? With your exceptional HDL and presumably low TGs, you have a strong inverse correlation with mortality. If you're concerned about your LDL, get a VAP test and you'll almost certainly have mostly large, buoyant LDL... (more)

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by 39841 · 6 minutes ago

I picked up an old copy of "The Paleolithic Prescription" from 1988 which is an interesting book, even if it comes to incorrect conclusions on a lot of things. Anyway, it has a small chart in it that shows some serum cholesterol levels for what... (more)

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Eva 0 · January 21, 2011 at 7:23 AM

I think cholesterol may be a concern but not because it is a cause of problems, but because it is a symptom of problems. First of all, lets get facts straight, no good studies have ever shown that cholesterol intake has anything other than a tiny... (more)

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by 20 · 6 minutes ago

Hi, I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabete on Sept.10th 2010, then went on Paleo since Sept.16th, 2010. The lipids on Sept.10th 2010 (normal American diet, with lots of carbs): Total: 231 HDL: 43 Trig: 372 LDL: 114 (calculated I believe) Fasting... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · January 12, 2011 at 2:56 AM

Dr. Harris in the recent interview with Jimmy Moore has posited that neither high 'bad' cholesterol will kill you nor 'good' one will save you, and that overall one should pay little or no attention at all to it if they eat... (more)

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by 5 · 6 minutes ago

Dear Team PH, Just wondering what recommendations folks might have for improving a1C and C-reactive protein scores. Total cholesterol = 120-140mg/dl (Robb Wolff Recommendation) October 2010: 191 January 2011: 230 HDL = above 50 mg/dl... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 03, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Anything under 6 in the A1C is considered non-diabetic. The normal range is listed as 4-6, so you aren't really in trouble, though I can see wanting to get that number down. The A1C is how much glucose is sticking to your red blood cells over... (more)

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by 3509 · 7 minutes ago

I have followed a paleo diet for the last few months, and I also try to keep my total cholesterol below 200, and in particular my ldl level low. I avoid egg yolks and look for the lean parts in cow meat. I have noticed, though, that several... (more)

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Dexter 0 · December 20, 2010 at 1:45 AM

Ignacio, whole eggs are an excellent source of choline. Chris Masterjohn has written about the non alcoholic fatty liver disease epidemic: In several recent posts, I argued that most of us aren't getting enough choline, and that the... (more)

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by 161 · 8 minutes ago

I started paleo about 3 years ago. I'm in my late 20's and am fairy active w/ 12% body fat. I've been even more paleo in the last year (rendering my own pastured pork fat for lard, eating lots of coconut fat instead of olive oil), eating lots of... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 14, 2010 at 3:29 PM

CHolesterol tests can vary as much as 50% from one lab to another. There is also a large variation from one day to another. I wouldn't judge much on one test. Also, since this was not a direct measure, you may actually have a smaller number of... (more)

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by 35 · 9 minutes ago

Hi All, I am 24 and have VERY HIGH HDL, VERY HIGH LDL (all large particle size),and super low Trigs (27). Seems to be that this "abnormal" cholesterol is more and more common among the paleo crowd. I actually got my cholesterol checked along... (more)

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Patrik 0 · September 22, 2010 at 11:15 PM

GO TO A DOCTOR! From PaleoHacks FAQ: PaleoHacks is not the place for treating symptoms that are possibly acutely life threatening. For example: Unexplained abdominal pain. (Like, it's not something normal for you like heartburn or menstrual... (more)

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by 20 · 9 minutes ago

being in college and short on money, I have looked into donating plasma for a little extra cash. So doing some research, all looks good except that most tips for donating mention avoid eating high fat/cholesterol meals before donating. The only... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · September 21, 2010 at 4:24 PM

I donate regularly, am 80-90% high fat carnivore, no issues

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by 15583 · 9 minutes ago

First a qualification: I'm not actually of the opinion that cholesterol is bad or that arbitrarily reducing it is good. Regardless my diabetic grandmother (who gets most of her calories from bread, vegetable oil spread and sugar) recently... (more)

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Daniel_2 0 · September 21, 2010 at 4:11 PM

David- This is one of my favorite posts on Stephan Guyenet's Whole Health Source. He discusses how increasing omega-3 fatty acids while lowering Omega-6 causes a sharp decline in cardiovascular disease. But he also links to this study, showing... (more)

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by 1967 · 9 minutes ago

I just received my lipid panel. I didn't get any info from the doc because he wanted me to pay for another visit and I refused. I think the numbers look pretty good but I don't know what some of it means. The name on the paper says "Lipid panel... (more)

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Ned_Kock 0 · August 11, 2010 at 2:16 AM

TC/H is the ratio of total cholesterol (including LDL + HDL) to HDL cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is one of the five main types of lipoproteins found in circulation, together with very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL),... (more)

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by 55 · 10 minutes ago

Hi Guys, I remember reading somewhere (or hearing on Paleolithic Solutions Podcast) that the blood cholesterol/lipids/hdl/ldl/etc markers are similar in hunter gatherers, newborn babies, and then possibly other primates and even other mammals. Of... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 01, 2010 at 9:30 PM

http://www.thepaleodiet.com/articles/Dir%20Psych%202005.pdf There is a graph on page 6 with some comparisons of average total cholesterol levels from different mammal species and human hunter-gatherer groups. I'll have a look if there is anything... (more)

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by 699 · 10 minutes ago

I was flipping through a book, "The Fat Resistance Diet", which definitely is not Paleo, but I noticed he said to not eat eggs scrambled because the cholesterol will be oxidized and therefore unhealthy. I had never heard this before but I would... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · May 08, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Eades says: * think we???ve kind of created a monster with the scrambled eggs bit. If you scramble them lightly you won???t produce that much oxidized cholesterol. I would just go ahead and scramble them (as long as they???re not like rubber when... (more)

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by 19220 · 10 minutes ago

In many body measurments like body mass, cholesterol and blood glucose level the "normal" value has been worked out using modern western populations. In some cases this differs from what appears to be normal in groups still living in more... (more)

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Ed 0 · April 30, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Hunter-gatherer tribes often have isolated gene pools. Cholesterol levels are heavily influenced by genetics (as are other measurements such as BMI and blood pressure). So I would not expect differences in cholesterol levels between populations... (more)

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by 20 · 10 minutes ago

I am a 24-year old female, 101 lb (46kg), 5'3" (1.60m), been paleo (mainly meat fish eggs dairy, very high fat, low/moderate carbs) for over 1 year. I've just had a routine blood test, which included the following result: Total cholesterol 550... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 28, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Talk to your doctor. You are young and shouldn't have levels that high however much saturated fat you eat. Total cholesterol of 550 mg/dl is not normal or healthy whatever particular types of cholesterol you have. It is possible you have Familial... (more)

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by 2713 · 11 minutes ago

It is well known that a Paleo diet improves your triglyceride levels. However, can triglycerides get too low? How low is too low, and what does it mean when it is too low?

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Ed 0 · February 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

According to this link ( http://www.all-about-lowering-cholesterol.com/low-triglycerides.html ) triglycerides are too low if they're under 10mg/dl. 5 causes are listed: hyperthyroidism, malnutrition, certain drugs, low fat diet, and... (more)

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by 2713 · 11 minutes ago

It is well known that a Paleo diet improves your HDL levels. However, can HDL get too high? According to Wikipedia, the reference range upper limit for HDL is 80 mg/dL for males, 86 for mg/dL, but we know that Paleo folks frequently have HDL... (more)

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Ed 0 · February 20, 2010 at 8:36 PM

An elevated HDL (>80mg/dl) may not be harmful, but it's probably not any more protective than an HDL in the 60 to 80 range. High HDL can be genetic, in which case it's benign and there's nothing that needs to be done about it. Sometimes taking... (more)

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by 2713 · 11 minutes ago

What is the highest HDL level you have ever seen, either from your own lab work or that of a friend/family/patient?

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David_Csonka 0 · February 19, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Over 9000!!!!!!!!

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