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High Cholesterol

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by 480 · about 4 hours ago

Hey all Here is a more comprhensive verision of a question i asked a few days ago. I just got my most recent Cholesterol tests and I am concerned.  October 2014 (18 months paleo): Total: 350 HDL: 91 LDL: 258 TRI: 80 Here are my past... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · October 20, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Don't forget about the delicious and bargain priced canned fish options like: smoked clams, smoked oysters, trout, tuna and mackerel.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hey guys,I'm into paleo for about 2+ years, for about a year more strict Ketogenic. Working out in BJJ and lately also strength High intensity trainings. Here are my blood test (it's in Israel so be aware for the metric system) :)The... (more)

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paleot 0 · July 25, 2014 at 6:59 AM

I'd test for LDL-p with NMR and see where you fall on the chart. If you're on the upper-end with a stable weight after being on this diet for over a year, perhaps you could try dialing back your SFA / cholesterol intake / fat macros (or other... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I have very high cholesterol, lipids and triglycerides. I can't eat red meat or seafood. How do I reconcile this?

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Janknitz 0 · July 14, 2014 at 5:44 PM

"Wow, so ALL those people dying every day of strokes, heart attacks and clogged arteries and obesity and sedimentary lifestyle, etc are myths perpetuated by the medical community? "Until very recently in human history (just a few generations)... (more)

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by 787 · about 4 hours ago

I recently developed little yellow patches under each eye which are xanthelasma (deposits of cholesterol) so I did a cholesterol test the other day, it was only a 'total cholesterol' self-test but it was high. My dad also had sky high... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Get yourself checked out for familial homocystinuria - if you have it, B6, B12, folate are critical. Next, see which APOe your DNA codes for. These will help guide your actions. Also see: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/12/47... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

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 3:17 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 · about 4 hours ago

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 3:31 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 · about 4 hours ago

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

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by 627 · about 4 hours ago

Ok I know there's a million posts on blood owrk but I can't seem to find one relevant to me. I got my blood work taken in December and then again last week. In the meantime I went ketogenic and increased my fat intake substantially. I feel better... (more)

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greymouser 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

The only numbers that scream "THIS IS NOT NORMAL" is the LDL number, and therefore the totals. The general slew of ratios are pretty good. From http://www.hughchou.org/calc/chol.php ... Your Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio is: 3.33 - (preferably... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I am a 36 year old female, 5'3" and 155 lbs who started Crossfit and Paleo 1.5 years ago. I do have my occasional cheats with Paleo and laziness with Crossfit, but I have not loss weight I the past 1.5 years. I have always had high cholesterol... (more)

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usagi 0 · May 05, 2013 at 5:05 AM

I have always been athletic also and have always (well, since puberty) had PCOS. I was prescribed metformin about 5 months ago for blood sugar issues. No changes in cycle regularity (it's actually been totally regular since having a child three +... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Last year and most recent blood work shows my total cholesterol as 209 (9 pts above "normal" level). Should I be concerned? I don't know how this could be because I eat strict paleo, only nuts, avocado, veggies, fruit, and lean meat every day!!!... (more)

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Dan_23 0 · April 26, 2013 at 1:06 AM

You definitely should not be worried about that cholesterol. Total cholesterol levels between 200 and 240 correlate to the lowest mortality rate.

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by 25 · about 4 hours ago

Can anyone tell me how to convert/interpret Apo B test results. My test result was 2.0, but it doesn't say what the units are. I've been searching the web and found a conversion between g/L and mg/dl, which converts my number to 2000, but I... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · January 29, 2013 at 5:14 AM

I'm guessing your test result of 2.0 is in g/L. And converting that to mg/dL would be 200, not 2000. I think Canada uses g/L, while US uses mg/dL. Normal ApoB levels are 40 to 125 mg/dL (or 0.4 to 1.25 g/L). This study conducted in Canada found... (more)

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by 801 · about 4 hours ago

I read through lots of lipid and VAP test questions here, but this seems to be a new one. Here are my VAP results: LDL 235 HDL 75 (>60 is optimal) TTL 331 (TTL:HDL = 4.4 where <5:1 is good & 3.5:1 is optimal) TRG 92 (<150 is good)... (more)

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CD 0 · January 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Dan, if you are comfortable where you are at, then stay there. Personally I would be interested in conducting an LDL experiment. Change nothing about your diet other than removing butter and the bulletproof coffee. I have seen some hypothesize... (more)

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by 25 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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Sataran 0 · December 09, 2012 at 6:01 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 1032 · about 4 hours ago

There are numerous threads discussing people who went Paleo and had a subsequent increase in their lipoprotein levels. Usually this is in the form of greatly increased LDL-C. This may or may not be a problem according to the latest "flavor of the... (more)

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by 70 · about 4 hours ago

I had very high cholesterol before this diet -- over 340. I tried niacin, exercise, but nothing really brought it down. I figured it had to be genetic. I decided with my doctor's advice, that I would go on a statin. I had been on one once before... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 14, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Total cholesterol doesn't tell you much about your risk. Although its a cause for concern, basing treatment on that number alone makes little sense. Listen to Dr. Thomas Dayspring here... (more)

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by 50 · about 4 hours ago

Hello, this is my first post on Paleo Hacks. I'm hoping you can help me a little with my wife and "conversion" issues, plus a new health challenge. My wife is pretty much the complete opposite of me on fitness ... well, sort of. She does... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 13, 2012 at 11:57 PM

The clich?? "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" exists for a reason. You can't force a grown woman to do anything she isn't convinced is good for her or thinks will make her feel unhealthy. The latter consideration is at... (more)

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by 30 · about 4 hours ago

I got a 'full panel' done recently (it was not 'full' at all) and my doctor just said everything is normal but my cholesterol is high and my LDL is not good. Cut down on your fat intake. He also was unable to tell me the metrics of the numbers.... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · July 03, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Maybe your test was in mmol/L instead of mg/DL. Here is an online converter: http://www.onlineconversion.com/cholesterol.htm For cholesterol, you can multiply by 38.67: Total cholesterol: 250 HDL: 89 LDL: 142 For trigs, you can multiply by... (more)

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by 38 · about 4 hours ago

I follow a paleo style diet. my paleo diet was low carb say50 carbs a day max. I do not eat a lot of saturated fat except virgin coconut oil, say max 1 big table spoon a day in meals. I do eat a handful of mix nuts each day mixed with... (more)

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borofergie 0 · June 01, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I don't understand this, you claim to be eating both a low-carb and low-fat diet. That's just not possible unless you're either severly restricting your calories, or you are significantly overdosing on protein (which is also rather difficult to do... (more)

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by 404 · about 4 hours ago

I have been wondering how long it takes to drop the cholesteral levels and trigs down to what I'm seeing reported here by others. Mine are through the roof, I would love to go in for a check up and shock my doctors, who keep wanting to put me on... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM

How many carbs are you eating? In the words of Dr Richard Feinman: "Dietary carbohydrate restriction is the single most effective method (except for total starvation) of reducing triglycerides, and is as effective as any intervention, including... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

just got my results back from the lab Should I be concerned at how insanely high my Cholesterol up from Feb 2011 Total CHOLESTERAL 4.42 now 5.51 HDL CHOL = 1.02 now 1.06 LDL CHOL = 2.79 now 3.78 LDL/HDL RATIO = 2.7 now 3.36 Triglycerides =... (more)

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daz 0 · May 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM

for those interested, Paul Jaminet's answer is here http://perfecthealthdiet.com/q-a/comment-page-22/#comment-78358 Hi Ricardo, Your cholesterol seems to be in the process of normalizing, but you have some work to do. Optimal TC ... (more)

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by 938 · about 4 hours ago

Sorry to ask what others are always asking, but I'm seeing my doctor on Friday and want to be able to give him my perspective on these results. This is my first cholesterol panel since I began eating strict Paleo eight months ago, including no... (more)

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Dr__Ryan 0 · May 02, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I would watch these videos posted by Chris Kresser to understand more about cholesterol, what it means, and the true risk factors to be worried about: http://chriskresser.com/i-have-high-cholesterol-and-i-dont-care IMO everything about your panel... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I used to do Paleo effortlessly back when I did crossfit without paying much attention to proportions of Fat / Protein / Carbs. I stopped working out and ate whatever I wanted for 10 months (Italian Advnture) and now I need to get back on my... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · May 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I think the 1200 cal lower limit might be valid for a high-carb diet. Going below that would mean too little protein and fat and probably too few micronutrients. If you're getting ~1140 cals/day from high-quality protein and fat, though, that's... (more)

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by 353 · about 4 hours ago

Male 40 years old, 188cm, 76kg (6feet 2 inch, 168 pounds), 15% body fat, bodyweight training and swimming. Fairly strict paleo since one year ago (gluten and diary free), not limiting carbs (150 - 250 grams/day from rice, potatoes and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 02, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I hit a total cholesterol of 393 with a lot of butter/cream, which dropped to 215 or so when I replaced it with standard animal fat. (HDL stayed around 60). I'd wager that you're having a similar issue. At the very least, you could try replacing... (more)

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by 81 · about 4 hours ago

I found my lipid profile from a blood sample taken just before going strict paleo. Here it is compared with my present numbers from 2 days ago (2-1/2 year span): TC = 188 / 372 TG = 89 / 74 HDL = 50 / 73 LDL = 120 / 284 Obviously there is... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 02, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I hit 393 with heavy butter/cream consumption. I would wager that simply removing that will cause it to plummet, as it did for me. Paleo has created a Healthy Fat monolith that doesn't account for the differential response to various ratios of... (more)

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by 278 · about 5 hours ago

I am a member of the high cholesterol club, apparently. My numbers: Total cholesterol 243 HDL 71 LDL 159 About me: Athletic all my life. 5'9" 130 lbs, 55yrs. I rode a bicycle over 6,000 miles last year. Probably... (more)

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Doug_3 0 · February 16, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Looks fine. You definitely don't need meds. Your total/HDL is about 3.4, which is OK, but you should try to get your HDL up -- lift weights and consume saturated fat. Getting that ratio below 3 would be good. Would like to see triglycerides... (more)

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