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by 0 · July 25, 2014 at 6:59 AM

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 · June 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Hello!I can't understand what could be the culprit of too high triglycerides while having normal LDL.Here are the details:Total cholesterol: 255.6 mg/dLTriglycerides: 1188.7 (!!!) mg/dLHDL: 21.7 mg/dLLDL: 80 mg/dLVLDL: 153.9 mg/dLAt the same... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 18, 2014 at 8:35 PM

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE:High trigs, low HDL, 3-4 bottles of wine a week? Fatty liver disease. See a doctor, PRONTO. You may be on the path to liver cirrhosis.

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by 1972 · April 18, 2014 at 8:58 PM

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 0 · April 17, 2014 at 6:32 PM

When I got an insurance screen about two months ago and I had LDL of 299, but a still normal CHOL/LDL ratio. I eat a generally healthy diet with lots of protein and fruit/veggies and a very little dairy/processed foods. I do, however, eat... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 17, 2014 at 6:32 PM

I have heard that insurance companies will hammer you for high LDL and obesity, but never had it happen personally.. Unfortunately the only way I know that works to lower LDL significantly is statins. I never had any luck with the dietary... (more)

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by 15 · March 28, 2014 at 5:04 PM

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 10077 · December 27, 2013 at 2:04 PM

There's been a lot of attention given to this in the last 2 weeks: http://clincalc.com/Cardiology/ASCVD/PooledCohort.aspx The controversy stems mostly from deemphasizing LDL, giving it a range of 70-190 if you're otherwise healthy.... (more)

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by 2611 · December 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM

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 353 · February 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Extract from a paper: An intuitive explanation for why high cholesterol at an early age might be correlated with Alzheimer's risk has to do with apoE-4. People with that allele are known to have high cholesterol early in life [39], and I... (more)

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Chris_B 0 · February 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

I have actually thought of the same thing. Could the increase risk of Alzheimer's be due to lowering of the cholesterol through statins and dietary means? There is no corelation between high cholesterol and Alzheimer's but there is one with low... (more)

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by 0 · October 04, 2013 at 2:41 AM

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 · October 03, 2013 at 2:34 PM

So I am almost 12 weeks into a Paleo-like low carb diet. I have been basically just eating meat and some almonds during this time, a few avocados, probably a half dozen slices of pizza I guess, but basically just meat. I'm down 27 pounds from... (more)

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by 0 · August 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM

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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Keerthy 0 · August 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM

As Hemming mentioned, your HDL is low (considering you're physically active) and Triglycerides is relatively high. The TG/HDL ratio is 3.5 which is the start of insulin resistance range. I have read about very few people sustain chronic-cardio... (more)

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by 20 · July 01, 2013 at 3:10 PM

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 · July 31, 2013 at 8:48 AM

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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Lazza 0 · June 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

It's quite incredible how your TC and LDL values have gone up so on the Paleo diet. Mine have gone up too but only by 10-15%, with Trig/HDL both dropping by over 30%. I eat more fish than you, and probably less carbs (my digestive tract is a bit... (more)

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by 875 · September 18, 2013 at 2:26 PM

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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Zach__1 0 · September 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM

paul chek isn't a doctor, yet he's one of the smartest people on the planet (not exaggerating at ALL here) when it comes to health, so we shouldn't listen to him? Plus cholesterol numbers are completely useless when you get general numbers.... (more)

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by 1230 · June 06, 2013 at 5:20 AM

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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Lazza 0 · June 06, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Definitely get your free T3 and free T4 levels checked. If they are low then get reverse T3 and anti-thyroid antibodies checked. _Lazza

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by 263 · May 21, 2013 at 12:56 AM

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 25 · May 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

It's been a year since I saw my doctor and I've had another cholesterol test. She is very concerned about the results, which show elevated levels. According to a "risk assessment", I have a 15% chance of cardiovascular event in the next five... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 18, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Your doctor's chief recommendation will probably be to reduce saturated fat in your diet. Most paleo eaters have some room to do that. e.g., eat leaner meat, don't use quite as much butter, stop eating coconut butter straight out of the jar. You... (more)

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by 1230 · June 27, 2013 at 3:29 AM

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 875 · April 08, 2013 at 2:13 AM

If you read Peter Attia's Straight dope on cholesterol he seems to think the LDL particle number is the number one risk factor for athrosclerosis. Whether you choose to believe that is another story. I know people tend to pick and choose what... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · April 08, 2013 at 2:13 AM

My total cholesterol was super low, like 145, and my HDL was 75, despite eating lots of fat. I also eat quite a bit of fructose and trigs were only 32. I might have an infection of sorts because this doesn't seem right at all. Or some of us just... (more)

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by 0 · March 24, 2013 at 3:13 PM

hi My age is 25 and my LDL cholestrol is 170mg/dl do i have to take drugs..?

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by 1972 · March 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I eat a diet of moderate fat/carbs/and protein. I usually strive for 40/30/30 but end up closer to 50/30/20. My fat generally comes from beef, eggs, Olive oil, and maybe a tbls of butter a day. At my last doctors visit my total cholesterol was... (more)

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thhq 0 · March 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Two things not mentioned that might help help explain it: your age and weight. My cholesterol went up as I got heavier and older. I'm not suggesting that it's worth bloating up to raise your cholesterol, but being underweight or undereating could... (more)

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by 0 · March 20, 2013 at 9:52 AM

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 · August 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM

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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jstern 0 · March 08, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I just had an MNR panel as well with some similar numbers to you, with my LDL-P at 2251. My TG 31, HDL 55, LDL pattern A, small LDL-P 445 and HDL-P 31.2. LDL-C 179 and ApoB 127. C-reactive protein 1.5 mg/L. I've been Paleo about 2 years. My... (more)

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by 45 · February 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM

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 · February 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

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)