My blood test results came out today and I am a little concerned. Here are the numbers (European mesurement):
Total Cholesterol: 7.22 mmol/l. Has to be between: 3.5 and 6.2 mmol/l.
Tryglicerids: 0.5 mmol/l. Has to be between: 0.6 and 2.0 mmol/l
HDL-cholesterol: 1.8 mmol/l.
Has to be between: 1.04 and 2.15 mmol/l
My diet: a lot of animal fat and coconut oil, meat (mostly pork and chiken), no eggs because I am allergic, vegetables, some fruit, yogurt occasionally. I thought HDL has to be higher with this type of diet but apparently my LDL is elevated. They don't make test here where you can see the pattern type of LDL.
What do you think, should I worry, change my diet somehow?
TGs: 19 (That's the lowest I have ever seen)
LDL: 142 - Your exceptionally low TGs make your LDL not nearly as high as you would expect using the Iranian calculation.
Your blood work looks really good in my opinion and doesn't really appear to be something that you should worry about. If you eat any dairy fat in the form of butter/cream you could remove that from your diet to lower LDL. With so little cholesterol being used to manufacture TGs, your LDL is being constructed with a large amount of cholesterol by the liver. I wouldn't really worry about it.
Like others said, those numbers look good, but if you are still concerned, here is a link with some info on high LDL and the paleo diet:
If you don't like reading links, I'll enumerate the options with which high-LDL paleos can experiment, according to the article:
Google up a Framingham cardio risk calculator. You might need to convert to mg/dL basis. You're at about 280 LDL and 70 HDL, which is good ratio and HDL but high total. The cardio risk is reduced strongly by the HDL, raised somewhat by TC, but also affected by your age, sex, blood pressure and whether you smoke.
If you're a female this study would say you're safe
Among women, cholesterol had an inverse association with all-cause mortality as well as CVD mortality
And this study shows the importance of insulin sensitivity in cholesterol regulation
How is your blood sugar?
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