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by 1523 · about 8 hours ago

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 39841 · about 8 hours ago

Three hundred ninety-one. That was the total cholesterol count staring back at me 2 months ago from my lab results. Now, when I asked my doctor to order the test, I was expecting it to be out of range. 250 or so was what I expected and I was... (more)

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Richard_N 0 · May 05, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I don't think isolating butter as a cholesterol culprit is appropriate. Butter is one of the healthiest fat to consume. A low triglyceride and high HDL profile points to an LDL that is virtually all the light, fluffy benign (or possibly... (more)

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

I know there are several hundred threads related to LDL but I am going to ask for specific advice....I have had my blood tested 2x since starting Paleo....the first time 10 days into the journey my Total Cholesterol was 249...LDL's were... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 28, 2014 at 6:57 AM

How tall are you? What was your starting weight? How much have you lost? Have you lost any inches on your waist? Are you sure cholesterol numbers really matter for anything? Are cholesterol numbers very meaningful during periods of caloric... (more)

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by 2626 · about 8 hours 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 0 · about 8 hours ago

I got blood tests done, as mentioned in another post, and I was looking around for info on Paleo LDL, and one thing I found was that for people with low triglycerides, the "Iranian" formula is a better way to calculate LDL. There is a... (more)

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CD 0 · October 03, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Yes, your math is wrong. TC: 4.83 mmol/l = 186.77494 mg/dl HDL: 0.99 mmol/l = 38.28306 mg/dl Trig: 0.74 mmol/l = 65.54473 mg/dl These numbers give you a 12% difference in LDL calculation (note, these numbers are within a... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hey all, I lost 20kg (75% of my excess body weight) on a keto diet and changed my life. Got a blood test done now, about 7 months into the diet. Everything seems to be normal but my total cholesterol and LDL are really, really high. These are the... (more)

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Hemming 0 · August 11, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Your low HDL compared to your TG is a bigger problem. Given your weight loss I'm not surprised to see that your LDL (I assume) has gone up. You should listen to Ben Greenfields podcast with Jimmy Moore here where he explains a lot about... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours 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 40 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can help provide some guidance on whether I should be concerned with the change in my lipids below? According to Chris Kresser's basic lipid guidelines it appears I shouldn't be concerned (TC<290, HDL>40,... (more)

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Chris_B 0 · June 30, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Take a look at this: http://bjjcaveman.com/2013/03/10/the-effect-of-a-ketogenic-diet-on-cholesterol-part-1/ Might be the reason for issues with LDL. I'm testing this now myself. I would suggest either cutting fats down OR increasing carbs not... (more)

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by 897 · about 8 hours ago

Is anyone going to actually take this guys advice on cholesterol? The same man who has nightmarish cholesterol which indicates high risk by anyone's standards? http://www.amazon.com/Cholesterol-Clarity-What-Wrong-Numbers/dp/1936608383 (more)

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Sataran 0 · June 08, 2013 at 4:34 AM

The question isn't whether Jimmy is qualified. He isn't. He's no medical doctor. But you don't have to be. Unlike those prior books on cholesterol, Jimmy has the chance to put it all together from many perspectives. On his show, he's had... (more)

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by 1241 · about 8 hours ago

This is an update to a previous question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/191813/my-blood-panel-results-update-to-high-ldl#axzz2VMYbmKlO I recently got more blood work done. Here are the results: NMR LIPOPROFILE Large VLDL Particle Number:... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 06, 2013 at 5:20 AM

You're into a similar scenario as me. I've rockstarish HDL (108) and Triglycerides (77) but also high (185) LDL. My TSH is in range but slightly off from being optimal at 3.28 and total T4 is in range with 8.07 ug/mL and total T3 also in range... (more)

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by 1241 · about 8 hours ago

This is an update to a previous post: http://paleohacks.com/questions/171923/doctor-wants-to-put-me-on-statins-24-y-o-male-updated-with-vap-results#axzz2QXD50CVm I'm proud to say that over three months, my LDL has dropped! Here's a... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 17, 2013 at 12:15 PM

I think your lipids show general improvement and you should be pleased. Certainly keep checking your cholesterol levels every few months. Hopefully before long your diet will stop trying to get you to take statins. As for iodine and TSH, it is... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi. I have been predominantly on a Low Carb High PROTEIN diet for the past 2 years (with the once or twice cheat meals per week having beer, pasta, pizza, etc). I also started 5:2 intermittent fasting since Jan 2013. I had 2 Lipograms while on... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Recently I had a bunch of blood tests done including an NMR lipid panel. Everything is great except for one number. The problem is that some people say that's the only number that matters. The number is LDL-P, the number of LDL particles, which... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · July 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

OK, I did a re-test recently. It's interesting partially because I had lipid panels done at two different places from the same blood sample (well, different vials but drawn at the same time). This way we have three different sets of numbers. The... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

First of all, I am 28 years old, 83kgs, fit, lift weights, do karate, sleep well, rest lots, have a hungry apetite to improve my life even though I already consider it to be pretty sweet. So I went and got my first ever blood test (fasted) after... (more)

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John_58 0 · February 15, 2013 at 5:07 AM

You should know that this is an experience often reported here so you are not alone by any means. That said a couple of points: 1) Forget whatever you have heard or will be told about "particle size". Its an older idea but once all relevant... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours 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 1974 · about 8 hours ago

My numbers: Total Chol: 160 Trig: 46 HDL: 79 LDL: 72 It seems like everyone on here has LDL of at least a hundred and even then, people are commenting that it seems on the low end. I can't figure out why mine is so low... I eat a lot fat. I try... (more)

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CD 0 · February 05, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Few of things. First, your LDL is not "too low" traditionally "healthy" LDL is less than 130 mg/dL Second, the reason you see such high LDL numbers on here is that people post their cholesterol numbers if they think they have a problem. ... (more)

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys, My wife just got her Wellness FX results back. She is 27, 5'1 and 115 lbs and a former pro athlete. Here are her numbers and I wanted to get your thoughts: Total Cholesterol: 348 LDL-C: 229 HDL-C:108 Triglycerides: 55 vLDL-C:... (more)

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Sataran 0 · November 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Those test results have some issues. There's something wrong with her liver enzymes. ALT way high over AST: usually indicates non-alcohol related fatty liver but she's not obese. Did she lose weight recently or have chronic muscle injury like... (more)

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by 5381 · about 9 hours ago

Okay, I am not freaking out over this at all, its more a matter of curiosity. When I ate very poorly, super high carb, very little fat or meat except junk food, my LDL was overly high, and my HDL "normal". Now ive been on paleo whole foods, low... (more)

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Jon_11 0 · July 05, 2012 at 10:25 AM

As time goes on, I'm becoming less and less convinced of the LC way of living. If it makes you feel better overall, fantastic! But I've been reading and hearing too many stories in the AE (ancestral eating) community that support negative effects... (more)

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by 55 · about 9 hours ago

Hi Folks, My lipid panel just came in. The results do not look peachy. Here are the stats: Total cholesterol 309 Triglyceride 21 HDL cholesterol 104 LDL (Calculated) 201 Cholesterol to HDL Ratio 3.0 Look at that LDL. It's sky-high,... (more)

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jumbie 0 · June 12, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Your body seems like it is very good at using the fat as energy. Hence the low triglyceride numbers. My numbers are in the 40's. I'm not a doctor but I can tell you that your LDL calculation is WAY off. The traditional formula(Friedewald) labs use... (more)

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by 1336 · about 9 hours ago

First, a little background: I'm a 45-year-old woman, fairly active, not overweight, no health problems except joint issues (currently, shoulder tendonosis). For the past 3 years I've been eating 80-20 primal. I've had my non-fasting cholesterol... (more)

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Harfatum 0 · June 09, 2012 at 4:10 PM

You could look into if there might be an underlying cause to the high TC numbers, like thyroid: http://chriskresser.com/chris-masterjohn-on-cholesterol-and-heart-disease-part-3 (more)

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by 580 · about 9 hours ago

Hello fellow paleohackers. I am 29, I practice Jiu Jitsu at least 3 times a week, I am in good shape, not overweight and have been paleo since October, LC probably between 50g and 100g of carbs. Last December I got my blood tested and my TC and... (more)

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MM_4 0 · June 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I'm a histadelic, and a mostly veggie diet keeps it well in check, and veggie diets are notorious for the copper load. I've always thought that a vegetarian diet is just low in histamine (and histidine) in general, but maybe it does have... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 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 3280 · about 9 hours ago

The lab my Aetna health insurance uses only gives the LDL, HDL & total cholesterol so I'm in the market for a 3rd party lab in hopes of getting the LDL breakdown. If I have mostly the friendly, fluffy, awesome kind of LDL, that would be... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 08, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Chris Kresser suggests that your trig:HDL ratio can indicate what your LDL is doing. A ratio of 2 or less means large, buoyant LDL, more than 3 means small, dense LDL. See:... (more)

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by 80 · about 9 hours ago

Hi guys, this is another cholesterol related question. I got myself tested after LC-ing for six months or so (wasn't strictly paleo) and TC was 376 (HDL 81). Was consuming butter and cream but no CO. Reduced dairy fat consumption and added a... (more)

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Whiskers_White 0 · November 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

The central issue or flaw in all these discussions is the validity of surrogates/proxies. What is the real performance we are trying to improve? The use of TC as a surrogate for heart health and the subsequent validation of PUFA intake led to a... (more)

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by 1159 · about 9 hours ago

So after three months on pretty strict paleo, my LDL went up from 87 to 111. I know these tests don't break down large and small particles, but I'm impressed with how quickly it went up. I have more than my fair share of bulletproof coffee. ... (more)

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Erik_3 0 · April 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

If I read everything correctly: 1) Your HDL:LDL ratio improved (it's actually stellar per the AMA standards) 2) Your tridlycerides went down (again stellar per conventional standards) 3) Your LDL value is average for your age 4) Your HDL falls... (more)

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