Can someone PLEASE hack these cholesterol numbers??

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 5.5

Non-HDL Chol 184

LDL Particle Number 1847

LDL Small 310

LDL Medium 452

HDL Large 6310

Apolipoprotein B 111

Lipoprotein (A) <10

LDL Pattern A

LDL PEak Size 218.8

Can anyone help me make sense, doc is talking about stains at 27.

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489 · April 05, 2014 at 02:36 PM

what foods do you eat? Quantity?

0 · April 04, 2014 at 10:19 PM

The good news is "LDL pattern A". Not associated with increased risk of heart disease.

Seriously - did you ask your doctor to explain and she refused?

You can "google search" each of these test results to know what they mean

You can also search "reduce LDL without statins" for numerous approaches - the most common "tip" is get enough sleep.

The paleo approach works for me. My own experience is also that intense activity is best for reducing LDL - heavy weights, sprints, steep hills.

655 · April 04, 2014 at 08:03 PM

I'm not convinced that 'controlling' / modifying cholesterol is the correct approach for prevention of CVD. Perhaps high cholesterol is not the cause of CVD but merely a marker for other conditions are the true cause of CVD?

Additionally, I'm not convinced that statins are a good thing.

I refused them and instead cleaned up my diet, dropped 30 lbs & 3 to 4" off my waist. That the 'medical community' has guidelines that would place ~20%+ of US adults on statins makes me wonder.

Check out Dr Peter Attia 8 part series on cholesterol




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10068 · April 04, 2014 at 06:24 PM

You can probably increase the low HDL with some exercise, which will lower the ratio, and will greatly reduce CVD risk. The LDL is high-ish, and could be why your Dr. wants you on statins, which will drop it 40 points. Do you have a family history or are you overweight?

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