Cholesterol Test Questions
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
I don't think we are entitled to the information, but if they chose to provide it, it certainly has the potential to be one more source of support for their various approaches.
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... (more)
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)
Please help with my blood work. [moderator's note to @jeff: please make a little more effort next time to write a readable question]
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)
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
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)
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)
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
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