My total level is 286, unfasted as of a couple weeks ago. That total was the only number I got, annoyingly. I'll go back for the fasted pane in January. Last June when I ate a WAPF style diet my bloodwork revealed a fasted 263 but my ratios were right on target—HDL 85, LDL 169 and my triglycerides were 44.
I'm 42, 5'5", 123 pounds. Non-smoker, non-drinker, active, happier and healthier than I've ever been in my life.
I've been fully Primal for five months. I read Chris Masterjohn's page about cholesterol-rich foods raising blood levels of cholesterol being a myth.
I'm not worried about the number after doing so much reading on the subject. But it niggles at me—why, if my food choices don't affect the amount of cholesterol in my blood, is my number so high?
Is it because my LDL particles have grown in size and the test measures the weight of cholesterol in my bloodstream?
Thank you for any insight!