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by 2049 · November 08, 2013 at 5:24 PM

My doctor (UK) is not pushinhg statins but is concerned. I don't want to change my diet drastically but I am happy to show willing if it will help. She is advocating the 'mediterranean diet' and I think olive oil instead of butter may even be... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 08, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Your doctor's information is a couple of decades out of date. Doesn't mean he's a bad doctor, just means the updated info just hasn't reached him yet. That said, olive oil - the real stuff (try to find one that's certified, so it's not cut... (more)

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by 5 · September 12, 2013 at 10:21 PM

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 · September 12, 2013 at 3:40 AM

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

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I've seen posts from Travis culp and others about extremely high serum cholesterol when they eat butter or dairy fat in general. I worry because I use butter alot, the source is pretty good, it's organic meadow regular salted butter, of which they... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 03, 2013 at 3:23 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Unless you added butter in your diet and your serum lipids took a dive, there's nothing really to worry about. A minority of people react poorly to dairy fat, it's just something to be aware of (not something to... (more)

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hello fellow Paleohackers, on 01/12/2013, I posted my blood test results for everyone to critique. You can access my previous post through the following link: http://paleohacks.com/questions/172792/newbie-please-hack-my-blood-results#axzz2bC7kmHls... (more)

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Joe_23 0 · August 06, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Keep in mind that LDL is typically not directly measured. Instead it is computed by formula from total cholesterol, HDL, and triglycerides via the Friedewald formula. So you're getting an estimate, unless your test directly measured LDL (a bit... (more)

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by 465 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Vegan for 5 years paleo for two month and my i am worried about the climb in my cholesterol Male Age: 26 Weight: 147 Height: 6'2" Lipid profile Total CHO: 316 Triglycerides: 39 LDL = 204 HDL = 104 I eat a strict paleo high fat diet and am... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 02, 2013 at 8:11 PM

That is really high HDL, are you sure you were completely fasted? And didn't have coffee with cream or coconut oil the morning of the test? The test is meaningless if you've eaten recently. If going by the standard that it is the ratio that... (more)

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by 627 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

A while ago I posted http://paleohacks.com/questions/158909/something-is-wrong-lipids Since then, I've started getting cholesterol deposits on the outside of my eyes, dermatologist verified. I've got a doctors app soon to get medication, since I... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Ok folks...I have been eating Paleo for about 3 months now. I'm 6' 165 lbs. I work out 30 min. a day. Free cholesterol screening today turned up these results: Total = 322 Tri = 76 HDL = 64 LDL = 243 (uh yeah) TC/HDL Ratio = 5.1 My non-fasting... (more)

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RK 0 · March 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM

If you are losing weight, you are dumping cholesterol into your bloodstream. Let your weight stabilize and try again in a few months. Here's Mark Sisson's blurb on it... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I'm totally new here, just discovered this site today... Am kind of worried because I started eating LCHF in August, after some 30 years of high carb (wholegrains and mainly vegetarian), very Low fat (and then mainly MUFA's). However, over the... (more)

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bjjcaveman 0 · December 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

First off, I think it's a great idea that you're going low carb. While it's still a good idea to review everything with your physician, there are good points to your numbers. HDL - 77 - This is very good. TG - 63 - Also very good. This shows... (more)

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by 75 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I've been following a Primal diet for 14 months with good results except in the cholesterol department. I've read many cholesterol/diet books that are popular in the Paleo community and feel like I have a good, level headed approach to... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · November 07, 2012 at 5:11 PM

It's possible that the root problem lies in your thyroid and the amount of carbs and protein you're eating. The connection is through insulin levels. Your body produces insulin in response to carbs (a lot, to regulate blood sugar) and protein (a... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

There is definitely something wrong. I know you're not supposed to sweat your numbers, but mine are pretty awful. I'm a 25 y/o male. I've just been declined life insurance. TC 404 HDL 36.2 LDL 351.2 Trig 83 I eat a diet mostly consisting of... (more)

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Katherine 0 · October 30, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a problem. I don't think that anyone who understands it would deny this. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001429/ Listening to the Chris Kresser/ Chris Masterjohn podcasts would be a great idea. You... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

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 2179 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I've heard of low triglycerides...but this seems scarily low... Triglycerides: 17 Cholesterol: 233 HDL: 86 LDL: 144 Any ideas on what would cause this scenario and what one would do about it? (more)

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Mscott 0 · October 22, 2012 at 4:35 AM

On a blog post about a recent radio interview, Chris Masterjohn said this: "At 38:49, Dr. Noel asks me about female patients with triglyceride levels of 20-30 mg/dL. I suggested hypobetalipoproteinemia. Hypobetalipoproteinemia and... (more)

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by 65 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Just got some bloodwork back and would love to get some feedback. Really happy to see my small LDL dropping back to where it was when I went off a statin but my LDL total is still high but not sure I should be concerned. Any advice on next... (more)

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Elunah 0 · November 03, 2012 at 2:21 PM

The best test predictor of atherosclerosis risk is your small LDL particle count. That's because atherosclerosis is really caused by the collision of Apolipoprotein B (Apo B) molecules with blood vessel walls and the cascade of inflammatory... (more)

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by 1190 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I am a 48 year-old woman who has been Primal/Paleo for about 3.5 months, gluten-free for a year and has followed the Nourishing Traditions (Weston Price) guidelines for about nine years before, after 15 years of being a vegetarian marathon runner.... (more)

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MarkES 0 · September 29, 2012 at 11:58 AM

... rarely sweet potatoes ... ... only real change from pre-Paleo is giving up all grains and legumes and including coconut oil intentionally ... One commonly accepted reason is the thyroid has slowed down from removing starchy carbs. (more)

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by 1307 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

VAP Cholesterol Profile Lipids LDL Cholesterol: 144 (High) mg/dL range: <130 HDL Cholesterol: 80 mg/dL range: >=40 VLDL Cholesterol: 17 mg/dL range: <30 Cholesterol, Total: 241 (high) mg/dL <200 Triglyceride: 79 mg/dL range:... (more)

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CD 0 · November 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM

your HDL is not low. they are looking for >= 40 mg/dL and you have 80. Your LDL appears to be fine, not remotely close to the worrisome range (plus we don't really know what high LDL is). Also Pattern A is good, here's the great wiki: LDL... (more)

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by 1523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Three months after going paleo, more than two years ago, my cholesterol started rising - particularly the LDL level with triglycerides remaining low and HDL varying but generally being nice and high. I have a cholesterol meter and check my levels... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · May 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

After much searching I believe I've found the reason/science behind my results - I've now had 5 similar results with LDL being consistently 30% or greater below my levels over the past two years. The following explanation comes from P186-187 of... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

All, Just got my labs back after being pretty strict paleo for about 4 to 5 months. *Component Your Value* CHOLESTEROL (LAB) 276 TRIGLYCERIDES 39 HDL CHOLESTEROL ... (more)

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Steve_32 0 · March 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Try this formula for calculating your ldl (LDL = TC/1.19 + TG/1.9 - HDL/1.1 - 38). Probably 130 or less, roughly calculating. The Friedewald formula the lab uses is not accurate if the trigs are over 400. The lab will not do the calculation in... (more)

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by 180 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Hi folks! This is my first question here. I've recently received my blood test. I've been following pretty much a paleo diet (with a few cheats now and then) and I'm a little bit alarmed regarding my lipid profile. The names are in Spanish but I... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · December 18, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Nirgal - As you mention in my original VAP post, our situations are similar. I think we will find that many people fall into this category and must eat a specific Paleo diet coupled with regular exercise. You should take a look at my latest... (more)

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by 580 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Hello everyone, I was hoping to get some feedback on my blood work I just received. I'm 28, I train jiu-jitsu 4 to 6 times a week walk about 15 kms every week, and I have been paleo for about 8 weeks. Total cholesterol 251; Triglycerides 62; HDL... (more)

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David_16 0 · December 08, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Your triglyceride/hdl ratio is great, so the prediction is that if you had a VAP test done, you'd find that your LDL is mostly large and fluffy (so good). If I were you, I wouldn't be concerned at all.