NMR+IF+hs-CRP (tests were done at LabCorp)
Had blood taken on 5/10 (1 week after my once every 3 week shot of 400mgs Test Cypionate - in a doctors office paid for by my insurance)
Have been doing IF (16 hour fast - 8 hour feeding window) for appx 5 weeks prior to the blood test.
hs-CRP was 18.48mg/L - high is anything over 3.0mg/L
In August 2011 my Cardio CRP (From Quest Labs) was 1.4mg/L
Could the IF be causing the hs-CRP to spike?
To the NMR test results - I'm following a moderate carb paleo diet. Daily carbs include a mashed sweet potato after my workout and 1 banana and some frozen berries with my protein smoothie (usually a can of high fat coconut milk OR 8 ozs of whole fat grass fed milk and 6-8ozs of whole fat grass fed milk yogurt)
LDL-P 1500 nmol/L - Boderline High is 1300-1599 nmol/L
LDL-C 188 mg/dl - High is 160-189 mg/dL
HDL-C 59 mg/dL S/B >=40 so this is OK
Triglycerides 36 mg/dL S/B <150 so this is very good
Total Cholesterol 254 mg/dL
HDL-P (Total) 28.5 umol/L S/B >=30.5 so this is low
Small LDL-P 127 nmol/L S/B <=527 so this is very good (I suppose)
LDL Size 21.1 nm S/B >20.5 so this is OK
LP-IR (Insulin Resistance Score) 6 S/B <=45
Lipid profile looks good. Having low small LDL is really good -- small, dense LDL is highly atherogenic so the less of that the better.
CRP is a marker of inflammation, so lots of things can make it go up -- sprained ankle, allergies, etc. My CRP is always high (~8) in the spring/summer, and drops over the winter. I'm not sure what the difference is between hs-CRP and Cardio-CRP. Quest has trademarked "Cardio CRP" so they might be the same.
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