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by 1523 · about 3 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 3 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 0 · about 4 hours ago

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 0 · about 4 hours ago

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 10184 · about 4 hours ago

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 2626 · about 4 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 4 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 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 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 40 · about 4 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 1241 · about 4 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 25 · about 4 hours ago

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 897 · about 4 hours ago

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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bjjcaveman 0 · April 07, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I've noticed this too. I've been doing a very low carb nutritional ketosis paleo experiment and checked my cholesterol and found that they were super high, and when I checked with the NMR, the LDL-P was high also. I did some looking around and... (more)

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by 1974 · about 4 hours ago

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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Robin_10 0 · March 23, 2013 at 3:28 AM

Curious what's the highest it's ever been? And what about the rest of your family, do they tend towards low total cholesterol? I have no idea what you should do, can only say I'd be moderately worried, at least, enough that I'd start doing some... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 0 · about 4 hours ago

Recent blood lipid panel results are as follows: Cholesterol: 212 HDL: 62 Triglyceride: 41 Cholesterol/HDL: 3.4 LDL: 142 My LDL appears to be high, and my provider is blaming the amount of "animal protein" I ingest from the Paleo diet, and that... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · December 12, 2012 at 2:56 AM

Yes. You are going to die. This is a shitty way to find out. Somebody really should've told you by now. Life is terminal.

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by 836 · about 4 hours ago

Hey I recently got some bloodwork done. Just turned 25. Total cholesterol was above 11mmol/l LDL cholesterol was above 9mmol/l HDL was 1.41 mmol/L Triglycerides were 1.06 mmol/L Background: for the past 2-3 weeks I've been dieting with a fairly... (more)

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TomInTexas 0 · September 19, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Your cholesterol is very high. That't elevated enough that I doubt its entirely your diet. A few things that I'm pretty sure it isnt: Its not a result of your dietary transition, as CD suggested. "...during caloric restriction could be part of... (more)

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by 55 · about 4 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 570 · about 4 hours ago

My blood panel after almost 2 years eating Paleo. I eat very little sugar, low carb, grass-fed meat predominantly. Chol 283 Tri 34 HDL 73 LDL 203.2 VLDL 6.8 Then here is my wife's. She also eats Paleo, but constantly cheats with sugar and... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · June 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Do you know what statistical variation is? Almost every biomarker and blood number can vary by a certain percentage on the same person on the same day, so you have to see if the numbers are outside the range. I'm suggesting perhaps only the LDL... (more)

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by 1336 · about 4 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 681 · about 4 hours ago

At a molecular level, what is the difference difference between small dense and large buoyant LDL? Is it simply that large buoyant LDL is bigger and contains more cholesterol than small dense LDL? Are they both produced that way by the liver, or... (more)

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GurlzLuvSteak 0 · May 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Go read Dr. Peter Attia's 5 part discussion of the different forms of these particles - of which there are many! - at his blog, waroninsulin.com. You'll know more about lipids than your doctor. Also go to lecturepad.org and listen to Dr. Dayspring... (more)

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