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Lipid Panel

Lipid Panel Questions

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by 670 · about 19 hours ago

Fascinating how two people can get such radically different results! Today's lipid panels for your perusal. First, let's recap what the numbers "should be": HDL: 60 or higher LDL: 60 or lower Triglycerides: 60 or lower And the ratios between... (more)

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Ed 0 · February 25, 2010 at 12:25 AM

If your triglycerides are still 223 after 9 months of low-carbing, you may have a large genetic component in your lipid profile. You don't give your age, but values this high are unusual in young adults, which would further suggest genetic... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 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 39841 · about 20 hours ago

If we're handing them our money and/or risking our health by taking their advice, does it seem fair that they should post a recent lipid panel in good faith so we can at least have some grasp of the safety or efficacy of their approach? Should we... (more)

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Scratch 0 · March 29, 2013 at 12:18 AM

I don't think we are entitled to the information, but if they chose to provide it, it certainly has the potential to be one more source of support for their various approaches.

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by 10 · about 20 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 20 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 1042 · about 20 hours ago

Hello everyone, I just had my blood taken today 01/11/2013, for a follow-up appointment with my General Practitioner on 01/14/2013. I was hoping you could hack my blood results. This is the first time I've posted any blood results on here... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 12, 2013 at 4:23 AM

I don't know too much about some of what you listed, so I'll just comment on the things I feel like I know something about. According to your profile, you've been gradually making changes since August but a little more strict since November. I... (more)

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by 55 · about 20 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 0 · about 20 hours ago

hello what u think of my numbers i just received . total cho,138 , trig, 97 , hdl 45 , ldl 74 , vldl 16, nonhdl 74 , chol/hdl ratio3.1. thanks ps MY TOTAL CHOL WAS 199 AND MY TRIG WAS 158 AND SUGAR LEVEL WAS 103 I YEAR AGO GOT THESE NUMBERS... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

Hello, paleohacks world! After many months lurking in the background, here I am with my first post. Male, 30 years old. I have been increasingly Paleo over the last 8 months. January was a "Whole 30" month. I wanted to see how things went so... (more)

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slohcinbeards 0 · March 08, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I had similar results as you (haven't done VAP yet though)...will link to my recent reddit comment reply with lots of resources: http://www.reddit.com/r/Paleo/comments/qbyna/blood_test_results_after_lubing_my_arteries_with/c3yxkku hope that helps (more)

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by 1118 · about 20 hours ago

I have a lipid test on 02.17 at 9:45. I am a little bit concerned because I eat the majority of my daily food before 10:00 a.m. I usually eat a huge breakfast and then eat very little for the rest of the day. My question is, what would be the... (more)

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DJ_Davis 0 · February 09, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Drink a lot of water it keeps you full and your veins plumped up.

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by 245 · about 20 hours ago

Well, this is kind of a kick in the nuts. You may remember my other posts: Had a heart attack - need suggestions http://paleohacks.com/questions/68443/had-a-heart-attack-need-suggestions#axzz1ljPwKOeh and Got my VAP test results - now... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · February 08, 2012 at 6:15 PM

The best answer I can give you may not be right for everyone (and I'm honestly not trying to be a smart-alec or be dismissive... truly... this is a real response after years of dealing with similar news myself), but it's made a WORLD of difference... (more)

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by 146 · about 20 hours ago

Been semi paleo for about three weeks. all paleo for about the last week. I wanted to see how my blood work will progress. Any thoughts? Advice? Here or my numbers; Thanks Total chol: 228 Trigly: 65 HDL: 56 LDL Chol Calc: 159 T. Chol/HDL... (more)

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Uzito 0 · February 02, 2012 at 8:04 PM

LDL 159 calculated incorrectly, using Iranian formula for trigs < 100 it is more close to 137. The ratios of Total, Trigs and LDL to HDL look awesome.

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by 379 · about 20 hours ago

Hey y???all. I got my lipid test results recently, and I???m wondering how common it is for someone???s HDL-C to be higher than triglycerides. My HDL-C is 83, and my triglycerides are 28. I keep looking again because it seems like there???s no way... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · January 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

This is how it's supposed to be! My last check in 2010 was trigs = 40 and HDL = 63. Check out Chris Kresser's blogpost called "5 reasons not to worry about your cholesterol numbers." My favourite quote from the post (which I've posted... (more)

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by 305 · about 20 hours ago

Just got the results of the VAP I took on 11/2. I've been Paleo since about August. Before that, was eating a lot of whole grains (just b/c I think there may be some "clearing out" going on here) So, my LDL is high, but it's pattern A (I... (more)

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Noena 0 · March 07, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I think that the answer is to make certain that you increase your intake of vegetables. Fill half to three quarters of your plate with them. These are "natures brooms". Be sure to include cruciferous veggies. Things that are in the... (more)

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by 242 · about 20 hours ago

I know these posts pop up almost daily but I just received my results and the fat-phobic part of me that I've worked hard at leaving behind is going crazy. I'm hoping to get some feedback on how I might go about bringing down my LDL a bit. Age... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · November 15, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Looks really good actually. LDL is 156 using the Iranian calculation. If you're not eating a ton of butter and cream, there's not going to be much you can do to lower it anyway. I'd nuke the E supplementation since it's in the eggs and the form... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

I've done a fair amount of research in advance of my annual physical expecting that my lipid panel in terms of total cholesterol might be an issue for my doctor. This site, Kresser, Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, FTA, all have numerous articles on the... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · November 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Those numbers really don't look too bad. Low trigs, pretty good HDL. The high LDL may or may not be a problem, and I think that depends on inflammation levels in your body and thyroid function. High cholesterol with poor turnover that exists in a... (more)

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by 245 · about 20 hours ago

If you recall, I'm the OP from the "Had a Heart Attack" thread. http://paleohacks.com/questions/68443/had-a-heart-attack-need-suggestions#axzz1Zimd5Kbd Anyway, before going off on any of the suggestions, I thought a VAP might be helpful. Well,... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · November 10, 2011 at 3:40 PM

See my post regarding this frequent phenomemon: http://paleohacks.com/questions/50789/why-does-ldl-skyrocket-when-doing-paleo-it-could-be-apoe#axzz1d1hMxqRR Here's what the ApoE4 theorist (Joel Goldstrich from Michael Eades's blog) says about... (more)

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by 245 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all. In August 2009 I went into the ER in the middle of the night after waking with a massive headache and what I thought was indigestion. I remember the headache because I hardly ever get headaches and actually got out of bed to take an... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · October 04, 2011 at 6:15 AM

Actually, most mainstream cardiologists in the know would say that your low HDL is immaterial because your total cholesterol and LDL are also low. Remember, the Kitavans have very low HDLs but they are not known to suffer heart attacks. The... (more)

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by 346 · about 20 hours ago

I started Paleo January 2011. This is a comparison of my lipids panel from Sep 2010 (pre-paleo) and Sep 2011 (9 months paleo). I told my doctor that I've switched to Paleo and am eating more fats and requested a VAP test since I knew my... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Looks like you eat a low fructose, high coconut oil diet. Your HDL was quite good before paleo and your TGs weren't that bad. I would say that your current panel is ideal and that you should continue to do what you're doing. If we take stock in... (more)

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by 18412 · about 20 hours ago

Ok folks. This may very well be the most important question I ever ask on PaleoHacks. I've seen many people on here post their cholesterol numbers. From Travis to Todd to Kamal to Melissa and many others. Well, now it's time for Jack Kronk. I need... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · July 08, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Jack, I am Mr Mom all night and won't be able to get more than 10 minutes, let alone the many more minutes that I want to devote to this. You and I have been trading posts since the PaNu forum days and I feel that I "owe" you a thoughtful... (more)

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by 10919 · about 20 hours ago

'm a 26 year old breastfeeding Female (only including the breastfeedin thing because I have a question about the Vitamin D levels) Glucose: 65 Bun: 12 Creatinine: 0.6 Bun/Creatinine ratio: 20.0 Calcium: 9.8 Sodium 140 Potassium: 4.2... (more)

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LowcarbJC 0 · June 03, 2011 at 12:33 AM

Interesting chapter on how LDL gets (mis)calculated and is not measured. You will see here how it's possible that when someone who's HDL improves and Triglycerides drop will somehow magically "raise" their LDL... (more)

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by 1906 · about 20 hours ago

Got a couple blood panels, and here are the results. Doctor wants me to followup with a VAP because she's concerned with my cholesterol results (go figure). I actually wanted them to do the VAP right away, but they wanted me to take the metabolic... (more)

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Stabby 0 · May 19, 2011 at 10:55 PM

High LDL in the presence of high HDL and low triglycerides simply isn't indicative of a risk for heart disease, at least with regards to the lipoproteins and their propensity to be oxidized. Elevated LDL can be caused by a bunch of things. It... (more)

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by 300 · about 20 hours ago

So, I just got diagnosed as having hyperlipidemia / hypercholesterolemia, and I want to hear thoughts from the Paleo Hackers about it. Anyone else had this diagnosis or lipid panel results that would qualify you for it? Anyone successfully treat... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 16, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Wow, where to begin. First off that's not hypercholesterolemia, as even mainstream medicine puts the cutoff at a TC of 200 mg/dL. For reference, when I went crazy eating butter my TC hit 391. Panicking at 191 is kind of funny, actually. You... (more)

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by 9948 · about 20 hours ago

After his appearance on Dr. Oz on which he declined to reveal what his cholesterol numbers were because he hadn't had a lipid panel run in a long time. At the urging of his family, he got it done and he has posted his... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I loved that he had the balls to do this.....but not digging his TG and glucose numbers.....that is because of the dairy. His CRP numbers should be even lower with that VAP. Tells me he should consider dropping dairy and rechecking it. Compared... (more)

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by 787 · about 20 hours ago

My father is a vegetarian for religious reasons that I can't reasonably expect him to change. I'm hoping for the advice of other paleo dieters on how to fix his problems. He's tentatively started statins, but is very keen on coming off of them if... (more)

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mac389 0 · January 18, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Hi Jay, This is a tough situation. Having an Indian father with severe type II diabetes that has lead to many health complications, I understanding how frustrating it can be. Some tricks I picked up: Rice cooked in an open pot has a lower... (more)

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