I started Paleo January 2011. This is a comparison of my lipids panel from Sep 2010 (pre-paleo) and Sep 2011 (9 months paleo).
I told my doctor that I've switched to Paleo and am eating more fats and requested a VAP test since I knew my cholesterol was probably going to be higher. Unfortunately he didn't think my insurance was going to cover it so no VAP test was performed.
On a side note, I've been supplementing with 5g creatine monohydrate Mon-Fri during my strength training sessions since starting paleo and it appears my creatinine levels are high. The doctor wants to discuss the elevated creatinine levels with me.
Looks like you eat a low fructose, high coconut oil diet. Your HDL was quite good before paleo and your TGs weren't that bad. I would say that your current panel is ideal and that you should continue to do what you're doing. If we take stock in epidemiology, all-cause mortality is lowest in the range of 200-240 mg/dL.
I'm encouraged by the drop in triglycerides and glucose, as well as the increase in HDL. It appears that more recent research shows that there is really no link between cholesterol and heart disease.
First of all, I don't buy into any version of the lipid hypothesis. Increased HDL tells me your eating more saturated fat. Lower triglycerides tell me that your sugar/carb consumption has been cut back. The LDL number is really useless as they do not actually measure it. It's calculated based on equation that doesn't work very well if your trigs are below 100.
Your panel tells me that you are eating pretty paleo!
Looks great Mike. As Travis notes, 214 is right in line with what is currently observed as a good place to be. Your HDL is very strong at half your TC. Trigs are Low.
For the VAP, you really don't need it. It's obvious what it would be. But just so you know, VAP test is only $22 plus $10 blood draw fee. So for $32 you can check it outside your insurance coverage if you really want to.
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