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by 1974 · 18 minutes ago

Hi all, My fiance got his lab work back today and I am shocked at the results. He is a relatively healthy 27 year old.. 5'10 180lbs. His diet could be better but it isnt horrible... not completly paleo but not anything like your average... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 18, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Before I went Paleo I had a fairly decent diet (relatively speaking), I ate lots of veggies, not much starch, I ate bread and gluten-based stuff but not that much (maybe 6-8 servings per week). My main form of exercise was running, I didn't do... (more)

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by 2626 · 22 minutes ago

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 3:37 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 20 · 27 minutes ago

I recently had blood work done and it seems like the ratios are alright, but the overall cholesterol is a little high and I noticed that the HDL is high as well. Does cardio exercise tend to increase HDL levels? Total: 209 Triglyceride: 89 HDL:... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 01, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Yes. My HDL went up considerably after adopting a cardio routine.

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by 2506 · 29 minutes ago

For those suffering with cholesterol issues I can only heartily recommend the Paleo diet, and specifically consuming plenty of coconut oil, butter (ghee), and keeping a lid on carbohydrates. ==== Background (June 2012) In June last year I was on... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · May 23, 2013 at 4:37 PM

I think I'd ditch the protein supplement. What's in the vegan protein supplement -- soy protein? There are all sorts of issues with that. Besides, you already eat plenty of protein. You could replace that with a bit more ghee or coconut oil,... (more)

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by 270 · 29 minutes ago

Hi Guys, I've had a terrible time getting my doctor to call me back regarding my results from my physical a month ago. The office lady was able to tell me my cholesterol number was 265 HDL:89 / LDL: 176. She said everything else was normal I... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 21, 2013 at 12:56 AM

I don't like it when they say "Everything else is normal". What does that mean???? What may be "normal" for someone eating SAD may not be what you're aiming for. Your HDL is plenty high, so that suggests your trigs will be low and your ratios... (more)

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by 20 · 35 minutes ago

Hi all, Ive been at 95% paleo for about 4 weeks now. I'm getting pretty used to it! Ive also been doing Gluten Free at the same time. The 5% is the sugar in my morning coffee ;) Anyways, now that Ive been eating more clean Ive noticed that my... (more)

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Kelly_9 0 · February 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM

First of all, a total Cholesterol of 202 isn't "high" and might be in the optimal range, according to some folks (take a look at Perfect Health Diet for one example). Second, four weeks is not a long time to resolve issues, so you may have more... (more)

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by 1200 · 40 minutes ago

For the last ten years, I've had HDL ranging between 15 and 40 mg/dl, but usually averaging around 30-32 mg/dl. The Paleo diet has done nothing to increase it including low carb and regular carb options. Doctors have told me it's likely genetic.... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm a T2 diabetic. For the last 9 months, I've been religiously eating less than 20g of carbohydrate a day (2C:18P:80F), which has delivered me an awesome HbA1c of 4.9% (down from 10.6% at diagnosis), and 60lbs of weight loss (over 15... (more)

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by 538 · 41 minutes ago

GMO tomatoe link Please read. Looking forward to the responses. Don't worry about it being a nightshade, for the purposes of my question just imaginge its spinach, or broccolli or something you'd eat without worry. (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 06, 2012 at 7:17 PM

GMO isn't scary by itself. Lots of people are trying to make GMO be a scary thing: from the envrionuts who go around dressed in HASMAT suits protesting all the way to reasonable bloggers. This is yet another area where context matters: why is... (more)

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by 253 · 41 minutes ago

Up until last June, I was severely obese - 73 inches, 295 pounds, BMI of 39. In May, I read Gary Taubes' books. I gave myself a glucose-tolerance test, and peaked at 177 an hour after eating 70 grams of bread, easily high enough to indicate... (more)

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Quilless 0 · August 28, 2013 at 6:23 PM

It does take a little time for the result of your efforts to be seen in your lipid levels. So hang in there and see what it looks like 5-6 months from the beginning of your efforts. Also, I went from having an HDL of 46 to an HDL of 68. Only... (more)

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by 0 · 42 minutes ago

I have been following paleo pretty strongly for the past 10 months. I got my blood work back today. I am a 27yr old Male, active CrossFitter. My typical diet consists of around 4 eggs per days, lots of spinach, chicken, roast beef, a half... (more)

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Elunah 0 · October 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Looks good to me. HDL/Total and Trig/HDL are both nominal. Cholesterol concentration isn't a great predictor, anyway. If you're actually concerned about LDL, get an Apolipoprotein B test or a LDL-P test. LDL particle count is one of the best... (more)

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by 4306 · about 1 hour ago

Total Cholesterol 331 with HDL at a whopping 175 and LDL at 135. Triglycerides are at 56. That's the highest HDL I've ever seen. Do folks think these are accurate results given the low triglyceride levels? Or what? thanks

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Mambo 0 · June 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM

First ask your wife whether her HDL is normally that high. If not, you need to check inflammation markers like CRP, since very high HDL is indicative of an immune reaction. Her HDL is more than half of TC and that's usually an error or some... (more)

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by 6709 · about 1 hour ago

My previous 505TC 450LDL thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/86169/hack-my-ridiculous-blood-work-450-ldl-updated#axzz1vXU3Wy9t My new results are in: TC: 204 HDL: 61 LDL: 130 TRIG: 63 Im happy with this, what do you think? I stopped eating... (more)

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Roberto 0 · May 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

This are very good results! I don't agree at all with people that say that very high cholesterol is good. I think being in the low 200s is good, being at 300 or more is definitely bad. Cholesterol is not the cause of mortality but it's a sign of... (more)

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by 15 · about 1 hour ago

When are High HDL and low triglycerides indicative of problems on a Paleo/WAPF style diet? I recently asked my doctor for a lipid profile. I started a more WAPF way of eating just around the time of my last lipid profile (life insurance... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · May 06, 2012 at 3:52 AM

"HDL may promote fungal infections" from http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4066 If you have none stick with the answer above.

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I would like to get my HDL higher, what would be better? Pantethine or Niacin. Thanks

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by 860 · about 1 hour ago

Summary: BUN/TSH seem high, HDL seems low. I'm a healthy, athletic 23 year old male. Current pictures here and here. 6', 195 lbs. Between 8 and 10% body fat I'd guess. Details: Both of my parents are on Synthroid, but AFAIK I don't exhibit any... (more)

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stoic 0 · February 05, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Hi. You're looking fit. Can't give medical advice on the Internet, but labs look fine. Keep an eye on the blood pressure over time, you've probably got the hypertension gene. HDL is good. BUN is high because you eat a huge amount of protein. A TSH... (more)

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by 6709 · about 1 hour ago

35 Years old, male, Paleo for 1 year+, no health problems. 185 LBS at 5'9", aprox 10-11% bodyfat. Had Gall Bladder removed in 2005. Current medications: Ambien5-10mg Other Medical Issues: Seborrheic Dermatitis (controlled with Selson Blue). Low... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · December 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Bill, You are producing LDL at too high of a rate and not clearing them. I would get off creatine, reduce dairy fat, and add low to medium resistance exercise to your weight training regimen. Personally, I added 3x per week jogging and still... (more)

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by 248 · about 1 hour ago

Is the total cholesterol the sum total cholesterol or is it total non-HDL cholesterol (only including LDL+VLDL)?

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MasterB 0 · September 25, 2011 at 3:35 AM

You shouldn't worry about total cholesterol at all, if your trigs are down adn your HDL is high enough, everything is fine. Relax

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by 346 · about 1 hour ago

I started Paleo January 2011. This is a comparison of my lipids panel from Sep 2010 (pre-paleo) and Sep 2011 (9 months paleo). I told my doctor that I've switched to Paleo and am eating more fats and requested a VAP test since I knew my... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Looks like you eat a low fructose, high coconut oil diet. Your HDL was quite good before paleo and your TGs weren't that bad. I would say that your current panel is ideal and that you should continue to do what you're doing. If we take stock in... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

I had some biometric test run and my HDL was pretty low (19). mt TC/HDL ratio was 9.5. What can I do to significantly raise my HDL? Thanks

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The_Quilt 0 · August 11, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Eat a boat load of MCT (coconut oil), focus on gut health....increase probiotics big time. Take Vit K2 20 mgs a day, vit D optimized, eat pastured butter too. Make sure testosterone and thyroid are optimal......then you will be... (more)

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by 678 · about 1 hour ago

First number is a blood test taken in 2009, pre-paleo. Second (bold) number blood test from last week, after a year of paleo and weight training. Total Cholesterol : 142 / 163 Triglycerides : 63 / 60 HDL : 62 / 65 VLDL : 13 / 12 LDL : 77 /... (more)

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CaveRat 0 · August 02, 2011 at 8:48 PM

If you can, add the VAP Cholesterol Panel. VAP stands for 'Vertical Auto Profile' and there's an article about it here: http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/may2007_report_vap_01.htm (that was the first site that popped up with a reasonably... (more)

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by 418 · about 1 hour ago

24 years old and eat 90% paleo most of the time. Why so low? .............

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Ed 0 · June 04, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Blood lipid levels, including HDL, are genetically influenced. You can't do much about your genetic tendencies, but there are measures that will increase your HDL level. You don't give specifics about your diet, but adding more saturated fat can... (more)

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by 18412 · about 1 hour ago

Gary Wu has posted a couple questions about high HDL, and Elaine shares how she had 127 and usually floats at around 110. HDL is not talked about nearly as much as LDL, because it seems to be highly agreed upon, both within the Paleo community,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 16, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Super high HDL tends to be the result of the high myristic acid content in coconut/palm oil and butter. So, we have to wonder if our bodies strongly desire any and all myristic acid and rejoice when we supply these massive doses and thus create a... (more)

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by 787 · about 1 hour ago

My father is a vegetarian for religious reasons that I can't reasonably expect him to change. I'm hoping for the advice of other paleo dieters on how to fix his problems. He's tentatively started statins, but is very keen on coming off of them if... (more)

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mac389 0 · January 18, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Hi Jay, This is a tough situation. Having an Indian father with severe type II diabetes that has lead to many health complications, I understanding how frustrating it can be. Some tricks I picked up: Rice cooked in an open pot has a lower... (more)

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by 181 · about 1 hour ago

I just got my blood tests back from the lab. My regular doctor is on vacation and the doctor filling in had to look at the results and comment on them before she would release them to me. She wants to but me on statins for 3 months and see how... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · February 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Bear in mind I'm not a doctor, I more have something of a Hermione complex. I've read a lot about this stuff and I pass on what seems interesting to me. Your numbers are confusing. Would I be accurate in guessing you are not American? I don't... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I started paleo because I got a blood panel that had my HDL at 28. After 6 weeks I had a biometric test done for an insurance company and they measured me at 18. I am very lo carb on the paleo and only non-paleo I have is coffee with half+half... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 22, 2010 at 2:47 AM

Did the rest of your cholesterol drop too? If so, not surprising that HDL dropped as well. After all, both LDL and HDL are vehicles for cholesterol. Also, stress levels, illness, lack of sleep, etc can have a strong influence on cholesterol... (more)

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