I'm a 25-year-old, 6'5", 185 lb. guy and just had my first batch of blood work done.
- Glucose 82
- HDL 68
- LDL 192
- Tri 36
- Total Cholesterol 267
Safe to say that this is my body on paleo. I've been paleo-ed out for about a year.
The LDL is pissing me off, mostly because I can't stop thinking about it. So like most folks on here would do, I went to PubMed. And great news: I found a paper that said exactly what I wanted it to say! Namely that LDL particle size can be inferred from HDL (positive correlation to particle size), triglycerides (negative correlation), and ratio of HDL to triglycerides (negative correlation).
Question 1: My LDLs are probably fluffier than Jimmy Moore. Is there any reason I should seek to lower my LDL count?
Question 2: I've been trying to lose the last 6-8 pounds of abdominal fat for a couple of months now. Is my triglycerides level going to be of any use in figuring out why things are taking so long down there?