Interesting test results. I am not a doctor or in the medical profession. I am a mid 50's woman who has exercised all my life and was vegetarian for about 20 years before going paleo December 2010.
My cholesterol results over the last 7 months look like this:
August 2010: HDL 112 (Reference range 0-150) LDL 163.6 (Ref range 0-99) Triglyceride 77 (Ref range 0-150)
March 2011: HDL 89 (Reference range 0-150) LDL 190 (Ref range 0-99) Triglyceride 70 (Ref range 0-150)
My doctor immediately wanted to put me on a statin. I asked her the composition of my LDL, percentage of large and small, she said "there is only one kind of LDL." Um no there isn't!
I did research and discovered if your triglycerides are low and your hdl is high it is most likely that your LDL consists of large size LDL which is what is optimal.
I also researched statins and discovered that they do not work well, if all for women, and are more harmful than good.
This website and other Paleo sites have been a tremendous source of information for me in understanding human physiology. I have never trusted the medical profession and am even less trusting now that I know how little they know about the impact of diet/exercise on health.
The following is a post from Stu Christenson http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=61871&page=2 Friedwald Equation with low triglycerides:
LDL Cholesterol = Total Cholesterol - HDL - (TG / 5)
LDL = 200 - 79 - (43 / 5) = 112
But if triglycerides are much higher, look what happens to LDL!
LDL = 200 - 79 - (125 / 5) = 96
If you didn't have a specialized test which directly measured your LDL, then the number you're seeing is a result of this equation. So, the moral of the story is, keep those triglycerides up so your LDL will look better! Or, that it's all a big scam to promote the use of statins.
I hope this helps.