I had my blood work done in March 2011 and then discovered primal/paleo around May. I started fairly strict compliance around July and lost 15 lb. in the first 45 days (205lb to 190lb @ 6'1"). I did cheat some during the holidays, but not too grossly.
Just got new results today (Jan 23, 2012). I'll put 2011 numbers first, then 2012, then the "ideal" range:
Cholesterol: 206 to 220 mg/dL (<200)
HDL: 47 to 51 (>40)
Trig: 136 to 85 (<150)
LDL: 132 to 152 (0-100)
Glucose: 109 to 97 (65-99)
I'm 46yo, not super active desk jockey. I have installed a pull up bar (and actually doing some) and I'm walking with bricks twice a week considering goruck challenge.
The nurse I spoke with said the doc is concerned about LDL going up and wants to see my numbers again in four months. If LDL isn't down, he'll want to discuss drugs.
Since my glucose, trigs and HDL are headed in the right direction, whats that mean for overall number and LDL? Any suggestions on lowering LDL? Should I care?