I posted some blood work numbers under another question, but at the time only had calculated LDL numbers. Turns out my Dr. did do a full VAP test, but only gave me basic totals over the phone. Since I'm generally new to Paleo (about 8 months) and not well-versed in the whole cholesterol testing numbers thing, I thought I would post some of the numbers I got to see what everyone thinks — my total numbers were kind of high so want to make sure I'm not overlooking things I should be concerned with.
First, I am a 57 year old male, 5ft 7in, 145 lbs. Was on statins before going Paleo. Stopped when I started. Lost about 20lbs since on the diet. Eat mostly grass-fed meats/chicken, good amount of fish, egss, some dairy (mostly cream) and cook alot with coconut oil and coconut milk. Eat some fruit (mostly blueberries and strawberries) and indulge in dark chocolate a few days/week. Oh and take some vitamin D (~4,000 iu) and exercise about 3-5 days/wk.
So here are the numbers, as best as I can interpret them or what I think are important ones:
General #'s: Total Cholesterol: 277 mg/dL HDL: 72 mg/dL Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: 3.8 LDL (calculated): 196 mg/dL Triglycerides: 43 mg/dL
More Detailed Total LDL-C Direct: 214 mg/dL Total HDL-C Direct: 65 mg/dL Total VLDL-C Direct: 16 mg/dL Triglycerides-Direct: 53 mg/dL
Total Non-HDL-C (LDL+VDL): 230 mg/dl Total APOB 100-Calc: 141 mg/dl
LP(a) Cholesterol: 14.0 mg/dl IDL-C: 16 mg/dl REAL-LDL-C: 185 mg/dl SUM Total LDL-C: 214 mg/dl
Not exactly sure how to read the Pattern A/B section, as there is just a bracketed area with A and B about the same size and under the bracket section is the following:
REMNANT LIPO (IDL+VLDL3): 25 mg/dl
HDL-2 (Large buoyant): 18 mg/dl HDL-3 (small dense): 47 mg/dl VLDL-3 (Remnant LIPO): 9 mg/DL
And also on the test results: Glucose 90 mg/dL Vitamin D, 25-OH total: 41 ng/mL
My Dr. thinks I should go on statins (Crestor)
So worries? not so bad? just ignore. any comments appreciated.