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by 245 · July 05, 2014 at 07:16 PM

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 07:16 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 · June 07, 2014 at 05:00 AM

I apologize in advance that this very likely doubles on some other posts. I just need some of you folks out there who seem so sharp on the science end of things to keep me on the straight and narrow. My doctor called and is very concerned about... (more)

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jodhpur 0 · June 04, 2014 at 01:51 PM

@Stephen 4 I understand where you're coming from. My language can be pretty general, I definitely plan to continue my research. My questioning of "OK" pertains to the general " Paleo" opinions at large, not their opinions ruling my life choices. I... (more)

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by 0 · April 05, 2014 at 02:36 PM

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 02:36 PM

what foods do you eat? Quantity?

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by 0 · January 04, 2014 at 09:07 PM

My TLDL is 166, TC is 252, TVLDL 24, Trig 173, all my LDL Subclass 1 to 4 are win range except my Apoloproprotein B100 which is 122. My Apo B100/A1 Ratio is 0.73. My myeloperoxidase is 326. My A1C is 7.9; high runs in my family, maybe a... (more)

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thhq 0 · January 04, 2014 at 09:07 PM

Considering your high TG's and A1C, the Engine 2 Diet contains everything you need to make a nice coffin. French toast. Fruits with chocolate sauce. Southern grits. This diet is a high glycemic carb atomic bomb. When I was in a similar state... (more)

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by 2611 · December 27, 2013 at 02:09 PM

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 03:37 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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by 0 · November 15, 2013 at 08:06 PM

Hello! This is my first post and I appreciate any help! I have been sedentary most of my life. I am a 28 yr old male. 235 lbs, 5'8". I started a crossfit workout and went paleo in the beginning of October (I weighed 255 then). At... (more)

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hunterjackson 0 · November 15, 2013 at 07:43 PM

I check it daily if not twice daily. Mine does not run 200 normally, please understand that. My normal resting blood pressure (medicated) is in the 115-130 / 80-90 range. It is only after extreme physical exertion that it would spike to 200. (more)

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by 0 · October 03, 2013 at 02:34 PM

So I am almost 12 weeks into a Paleo-like low carb diet. I have been basically just eating meat and some almonds during this time, a few avocados, probably a half dozen slices of pizza I guess, but basically just meat. I'm down 27 pounds from... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2013 at 03:17 PM

I have total cholesterol 3.52 and total hdl 4.2. I'm eating one avocado every day with olive oil dressing. How can I lower my total hdl please?

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John_75 0 · October 23, 2013 at 03:17 PM

Hey there, There is nothing wrong with your numbers that much .I would suggest that you read a bit more on how to lower cholesterol and how to properly understand test results. Read here:... (more)

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by 5 · September 12, 2013 at 10:21 PM

I have been paleo for about 2 years now. Over this time period I have had regular blood panels and one of the trends I have noticed is that although my HDLs have gone up and my Triglycerides have dropped my LDLs remain mostly stationary and my... (more)

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daz 0 · September 12, 2013 at 03:31 AM

Your LDL number is actually calculated (not measured) in both of your results, using the Friedewald formula. I just confirmed this using an online calculator (link below). If you use the Iranian formula (instead of your Friedewald... (more)

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by 5 · September 12, 2013 at 03:40 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/493947/ldl-maintaining-high-while-hdl-increase-and-trigly.html

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by 39204 · March 29, 2013 at 01:13 PM

If we're handing them our money and/or risking our health by taking their advice, does it seem fair that they should post a recent lipid panel in good faith so we can at least have some grasp of the safety or efficacy of their approach? Should we... (more)

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Mal 0 · March 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM

its interesting that 99% of them are guys...i think there may be a tie to what guys eat vs women...not in calories but in substance. dairy may be better for men than women. nuts may be better for women than men. the list could go on and on. i see... (more)

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by 25 · December 09, 2012 at 06:01 AM

OK, I’m pretty sure I have the record for high numbers! TC - 480, HDL - 71, LDL - 390, Trigs - 52, Apo-B - 2.0, Apo-A - 1.67 Kinda freaking out! I’m 48, 5’8” 185lb, I’ve been Paleo for almost 2 years, improving month by month, but not perfect. ... (more)

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Sataran 0 · December 09, 2012 at 06:01 AM

I don't think there's any need for an NMR test. Your LDL-P's gonna be high. Way high. Above 2,000 definitely, even above 3,000, 4,000. What will VAP show? Your particle size is gonna be large because your trigs are low. They're highly... (more)

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by 182 · September 12, 2012 at 02:27 AM

I ate 2 slices of pizza tonight and was wondering how this will affect my cholesterol levels. I do bike ride 80 miles a week and happened to do 4 miles up some big hills afterwards but I have a cholesterol test tomorrow and wanted to know what to... (more)

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raney 0 · September 12, 2012 at 01:41 AM

If anything, the fiber in the wheat will bind to some cholesterol and give the appearance of lowering circulating levels for a day or two. This is, of course, an illusion... but you know, why question things beyond that. It's good enough for the... (more)

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by 549 · September 06, 2012 at 08:25 PM

To be thorough, some background. 25 yr old male 5'9" 173 lbs Athletic, very active <= 10% bodyfat (by caliper, for whatever it's worth) Low carb high fat/ paleo/ primal (ish) for about 3 months now Very high (>100 mg/dl) lipoprotien(a) levels... (more)

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kev_1 0 · September 06, 2012 at 08:25 PM

They calculate the LDL with a formula: LDL = TC - HDL - 0.2*TC 113 = 193 - 65 - 0.2*76 = 111,8 (not exact because the values of the test are not exact) While the triglyceride and total cholesterol values are exact, the HDL value is an... (more)

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by 3277 · May 12, 2012 at 04:14 PM

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 06:41 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 3277 · July 05, 2012 at 05:48 PM

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 05:48 PM

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

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by 250 · April 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I've been doing paleo/primal since December 26, 2011. Prior to that I was vegetarian for 20+ yrs. Just had blood work done (3/10/12) and here's what came back: Tot Cho - 252 LDL - 180 HDL - 57 Trig - 73 A year ago, when I was still veg, these... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

If you have lost weight recently that could explain your elevated LDLs. 157lbs is really scrawny for someone of your stature.

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by 0 · March 26, 2012 at 08:22 AM

Please help with my blood work. [moderator's note to @jeff: please make a little more effort next time to write a readable question]

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Ed 0 · July 31, 2011 at 08:17 PM

@jeff, it depends. What are the units of your result, and what is the normal range for your lab? In the USA, the normal for lipoprotein (a) mass is <30mg/dL, and the normal for Lp(a) cholesterol is <3mg/dL. Lp(a) cholesterol is considered... (more)

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by 25 · July 14, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Cholest Total: 259 HDL 97 LDL 150 Triglycerides: 62 Chol\HDLC ration 2.7 good, bad or should I stop eating everything with butter and drawned in olive oil? thanks

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Prop_Widow 0 · July 14, 2011 at 10:53 PM

I agree that your HDL and Triglycerides numbers are great. LDL results on those tests are misleading. They measure the neutral and the 'bad' cholesterol together to come up with that number.

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by 50 · April 28, 2011 at 06:42 PM

Just a little precursor: I just recently turned 30, I've been paleo (with the exception of some good butter) for almost 3 months now (Since 2/14). I started paleo to lose a little weight and get healthier. I've never had any numbers run prior to... (more)

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Annie_2 0 · April 28, 2011 at 05:21 PM

I would not be concerned, however, you should go to your private doctor and ask for a VAP Cholesterol test to get the bigger picture and give you peace of mind, which will relieve stress. It will tell you your ratios and your pattern of LDL, etc.... (more)

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by 60 · April 13, 2011 at 03:33 AM

Since shifting to a more paleo diet my cholesterol has inched up also. It doesn't bother me, because my HDL LDL ratio is great, but my doctor is concerned. I was wondering if donating blood a couple days before having the next cholesterol test... (more)

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pjnoir 0 · April 13, 2011 at 03:33 AM

Get the better test where they can test for your the amount of small and large particles in your LDL. Doctors are never happy especialLY if they know you are eating a high fat diet. They will point at any change in the numbers. .