cholesterol results after 3-4 months on paleo(milk, cheese and yogurt included)

by (25) Updated July 14, 2011 at 11:31 PM Created June 30, 2011 at 1:36 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?


Total Views

Recent Activity

Last Activity
1157D AGO


Get Free Paleo Recipes Instantly

7 Replies

Medium avatar
39204 · July 14, 2011 at 11:31 PM

I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility to assume that LDL-C numbers that are higher than anything our ancestors ever would have had as a result of butter/cream consumption is a gamble at best.

Maybe lipid panels are for the most part simply a reflection of diet and not a reliable source of information pertaining to the health of the individual. Or maybe doing things outside of what is evolutionarily possible/plausible puts you at greater risk for disease and it's better to err on the side of caution.

As far as I'm concerned, switching from dairy fat to the fat attached to meat is an obvious choice. It didn't take long for my LDL to hit 325 (269 Iranian) with a lot of butter every day. All indications are that it would continue to rise at a rapid clip. Where do you want to draw the line?

18236 · June 30, 2011 at 8:53 PM

is somebody seeing something terribly wrong with these numbers that i'm missing?

1490 · June 30, 2011 at 4:27 PM

I did away with most dairy and use things like coconut oil to cook instead of butter when possible. My LDL dropped from 200 to 138 and HDL went from 39 to 55 - in 75 days.

315 · 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.

1360 · July 14, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Those numbers are perfectly fine. That being said, cholesterol doesn't matter that much unless it's too low. High HDL is good and yours is pretty high at 97.

25 · June 30, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I drink very little milk, maybe ones a month and eat yogurt only on days that I work out. My HDL seems very good, triglycerides are very good and all the ratios are good. Should I care about the LDL?

I eat at least bite of cheese everyday though.

160 · June 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Cut out the dairy altogether and recheck in a month or two. See what you're comfortable with and see how your body responds.

Answer Question

Login to Your PaleoHacks Account