Cholest Total: 259
Chol\HDLC ration 2.7
good, bad or should I stop eating everything with butter and drawned in olive oil?
I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility to assume that LDL-C numbers that are higher than anything our ancestors ever would have had as a result of butter/cream consumption is a gamble at best.
Maybe lipid panels are for the most part simply a reflection of diet and not a reliable source of information pertaining to the health of the individual. Or maybe doing things outside of what is evolutionarily possible/plausible puts you at greater risk for disease and it's better to err on the side of caution.
As far as I'm concerned, switching from dairy fat to the fat attached to meat is an obvious choice. It didn't take long for my LDL to hit 325 (269 Iranian) with a lot of butter every day. All indications are that it would continue to rise at a rapid clip. Where do you want to draw the line?
I drink very little milk, maybe ones a month and eat yogurt only on days that I work out. My HDL seems very good, triglycerides are very good and all the ratios are good. Should I care about the LDL?
I eat at least bite of cheese everyday though.