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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hi everyone, I would greatly appreciate help on this topic as it is very personal and important to me. My father has HCM and has a mild build up of calcified plaques (Although the last scan was 8 years ago, he's going to re-test). He is... (more)

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Breefolk 0 · March 24, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Look into l-carnitine supplements. There are several case studies using this supplement along with dietary changes and there has been great improvement in patients with HCM.

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

It's been a year since I saw my doctor and I've had another cholesterol test. She is very concerned about the results, which show elevated levels. According to a "risk assessment", I have a 15% chance of cardiovascular event in the next five... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 18, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Your doctor's chief recommendation will probably be to reduce saturated fat in your diet. Most paleo eaters have some room to do that. e.g., eat leaner meat, don't use quite as much butter, stop eating coconut butter straight out of the jar. You... (more)

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by 1241 · about 14 hours ago

Update: VAP results below Age: 24 years old Sex: Male Height: 6'0" Weight: 165 lbs Total Cholesterol: 367 mg/dL HDL: 73 mg/dL Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: 5.03 VLDL: 10 mg/dL LDL: 284 mg/dL Triglycerides: 52 mg/dL My doctor was VERY concerned... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 08, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I just read The Great Cholesterol Myth by Bowden and Sinatra. They believe that the only people who should be on statins are men under 65 who have already had one cardiovascular event. You are not in that category, but there are some other... (more)

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by 50 · about 15 hours ago

I've been primal for 13 months now, and in that time I've had my cholesterol checked twice. I am 6'2 and 192 pounds. When I started primal, I was 235 pounds. My blood pressure went from being routinely in the 140/90 range a year ago to 110/70... (more)

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Dave_16 0 · October 17, 2012 at 2:58 AM

I don't care what your numbers are. You should tell him exactly where he can put his statins. They are not beneficial in any way. If you're looking to get your LDL down, I have read into it a little and there seems to be an importance to get... (more)

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by 538 · about 15 hours ago

To be thorough, some background. 25 yr old male 5'9" 173 lbs Athletic, very active <= 10% bodyfat (by caliper, for whatever it's worth) Low carb high fat/ paleo/ primal (ish) for about 3 months now Very high (>100 mg/dl) lipoprotien(a) levels... (more)

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kev_1 0 · September 06, 2012 at 8:25 PM

They calculate the LDL with a formula: LDL = TC - HDL - 0.2*TC 113 = 193 - 65 - 0.2*76 = 111,8 (not exact because the values of the test are not exact) While the triglyceride and total cholesterol values are exact, the HDL value is an... (more)

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by 20 · about 15 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've just returned from a doctor's appointment with lipid panel results, the most important ones, I believe, included below: Total Cholesterol 328 Total LDL-C Direct 183 Total HDL-C Direct 130 Total VLDL-C Direct 15 Total... (more)

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PaleoHappy 0 · August 08, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I have similar labs, so I'm working through some of the same issues. I think that the majority of people that have high APO-P and LDL-P (which do in fact increase the risk of heart disease) despite being on a strict paleo diet have some... (more)

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by 2199 · about 15 hours ago

What are your thoughts on low dose statins for a 83 year old woman with a history of ministrokes and is pre diabetic. She is reluctant to change diet with sweets and fruits, moderates but does not largely eliminated grains. She eats pastured... (more)

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Dr__Mitchell_J_Morris_PhD 0 · September 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM

No, absolutely not. Stains have not been shown to have any, i mean ANY benefit to women, at all ever. The only effect, beyond making a Dr happy with the lower total cholesterol, is in men, oven 40, who have had at least one heat attack. It lowed... (more)

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by 3244 · about 15 hours ago

Sorry...I know it's not as simple as that, I'm just frustrated with a conventional medical model in which a number on a report defines a person's state of health and generates a prescription. My mother was just diagnosed as "pre-diabetic". Her... (more)

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Steve_32 0 · March 08, 2012 at 12:42 AM

This doesn't sound like pre-diabetes. Gtt should be over 140 at 2 hours or fasting over 125 or a1c over 6.4. She has really good numbers. If I have people bring a bp log with good numbers from home, I will ignore borderline numbers in the... (more)

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by 851 · about 15 hours ago

I have a healthy 45 yo male patient who has been a devout Paleo diet follower for the last 3 months (I've seen his food journal and it's squeeky clean). He decided to have me help him with this initiative so he could get off his statin meds for... (more)

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Alex_7 0 · February 09, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Chris Kresser had Chris Masterjohn on his podcast yesterday, and they covered reasons why cholesterol would increase after going paleo, and why it may not be bad.... (more)

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by 12174 · about 15 hours ago

That's the assertion of this article's title: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2089099/Breast-cancer-cure-linked-cholesterol-lowering-tablets.html Are there potential confounders at play here? (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 23, 2012 at 2:15 PM

The fact that these are drugs that are used in hypercholesterolemia is beside the point. They happen to target the mutant p53. It's simply targeting a biosynthetic pathway, shutting it down to prevent cancer growth. Seems like a valid strategy for... (more)

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by 305 · about 15 hours ago

My husband and I recently went in for a consult with a doc who we heard from local paleo loops was pro-paleo. Indeed, he had Cordain's book in the waiting room. After talking with him, I think his partner/son is the more paleo dude, but he was... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 30, 2011 at 5:07 PM

So we decided to do that. I mean, can't argue with the fact that knowing if there's plaque in your arteries would be information you can use. The test is next Friday. I disagree; I think you can argue with unnecessary dosages of ionizing... (more)

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by 5132 · about 15 hours ago

Some people explain away their high LDL by invoking the particle size argument. Those who do low-carb Paleo typically have low triglycerides, which correlate well with Pattern A -- the large, bouncy and fluffy LDL type thought to be harmless. ... (more)

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Stabby 0 · July 12, 2011 at 4:21 AM

I'll try to give my take on it and people can challenge me if they wish, I'm not an expert, I just want to argue. This is a very good study and free to access. http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/25/3/553.long Basically it is looking at the data... (more)

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by 2297 · about 15 hours ago

So, my Mom went on statins a three or so years ago due to a supposedly high cholesterol. She eventually went off of them due to (I think) really bad heart burn. Over the course of taking statins she managed to acquire lactose intolerance (which is... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 18, 2011 at 2:42 AM

CoQ10 (ubiquinone), PQQ, alpha lipoid acid, resveratrol are my top four

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by 270 · about 15 hours ago

Hi all! I just got my 60 yr old mother to try the paleo diet. She is the picture of American unhealthiness. She developed type Ii diabetes from diet and she has RA and she is taking CRESTOR for her cholesterol. I don't want to advise her to... (more)

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Dexter 0 · June 08, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Sounds like you need to find her a low carb friendly doc. Jimmy Moore has compiled a listing by state that he adds to frequently. There are three in NJ. http://lowcarbdoctors.blogspot.com/ (more)

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by 580 · about 15 hours ago

I hope my friend does not see this...but I need to post a question. A good friend of mine is is 75 years old..( and on facebook) She has eaten paleo for 12 years . She's about 5'5" tall and weighs about 110...maybe a little less. Her problem is... (more)

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Pam 0 · May 13, 2011 at 2:09 AM

High cholesterol in older females has a protective effect against mental decline. I would be happy with that number at her age.

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by 4181 · about 15 hours ago

Went to the doctor with my husband today, he's type 2 diabetic and probably about 30 pounds overweight. He had a health screening at work yesterday for a discount on our health insurance premiums and here are his stats. Total cholesterol 224, HDL... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · February 25, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Get a new doctor. Stat. No matter what kind of diabetes it is, all diabetes has a cause. Type 1 is generally held to be an autoimmune disorder, but it always has a triggering event. Type 2 comes from metabolic damage, primarily insulin... (more)

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by 5838 · about 15 hours ago

Background: My father has always been overweight with little to no exercise. In March 2010 I got him to give primal / paleo a try. When he finally agreed, he was 264lbs, 5'10", sedentary. He has been on Statins, BP meds for as long as he can... (more)

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grace 0 · February 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Todd, Congratulations on your father's transformation toward optimal health!! Has your father read the below citations... (more)

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by 10502 · about 15 hours ago

So is saturated fat evil or not? People say different things. If I eat it, do I have to worry about cholesterol?

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Bryce_Lee 0 · February 12, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Saturated fat is so sought after by your body that you'll actually convert large portions of the starch you eat into saturated fat for use now and storage for later! When you call a fat "saturated," you're simply saying it has no double bonds,... (more)

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by 6889 · October 24, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Does anyone know of any good information (reputable links/studies/etc) on a possible correlation between statin use and vision disturbances/vision loss?

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rht 0 · July 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Lipitor lists Amblyopia: Dimness of vision as a potential side effect. niacin also can cause this. start here: http://www.spacedoc.com/statins_eyes

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by 3280 · October 24, 2014 at 3:59 AM

While listening to back Robb Wolf podcasts, he periodically fields a question from someone freaking out about elevated total and LDL. He will then go into a discussion that the friendly fluffy LDL is nothing to worry about. How common is it to... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 19, 2012 at 2:51 AM

This varies widely--some see improvement, some stay the same and some see TC and LDL go quite high. If you're feeling any anxiety about your reactions you should definitely have the test done so you know where you stand. Chris Kresser and Chris... (more)

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by 20 · October 24, 2014 at 3:53 AM

I don't have the actual numbers yet but the doc tells me my latest blood tests revealed a very high LDL and bad particle size. My CRP is also elevated. He wants me to start taking a statin (Crestor) I had started Paleo, working out, and... (more)

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Talldog 0 · February 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM

UCLA did a study of study of people hospitalized for heart attacks. The result? 75% of heart attack patients had LOW LDL levels (below 130). People with high LDL levels (over 160) only had 7.1 percent of the heart attacks. What percentage of... (more)

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by 1029 · October 24, 2014 at 3:13 AM

I take one now, Crestor, but am debating stopping it, given that my cholesterol numbers have plummeted because (in my opinion) of the paleo. Not convinced anyway of the deleterious effects of a high cholesterol number. Has anyone come off them... (more)

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Eva 0 · January 23, 2011 at 5:32 PM

I would not take a statin. I am a woman and statins have never been shown to increase longevity in women nor in the elderly. THey have have only been shown to slightly improve chances in middle aged men with pre existing heart disease and even... (more)

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by 60 · October 24, 2014 at 3:04 AM

I'm twenty one years old, lean and six months paleo. After a blood test which yielded: Total Cholesterol - 250 Triglycerides - 53 HDL - 62 LDL - 174 My GP prescribed Crestor and advised that I would have to take it to reduce my cholesterol. She... (more)

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Chris_Kresser 0 · May 09, 2010 at 2:53 PM

ABSOLUTELY NOT! There is nothing wrong with your numbers, as others have pointed out. Total LDL cholesterol is not a risk factor for cholesterol. Period. Anyone who is relatively current with the research can tell you that. The primary risk... (more)

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by 229 · October 23, 2014 at 4:09 AM

Does anyone know how this could happen?

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Mscott 0 · May 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM

The inherent definition of a statin is a drug that inhibits the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. When this enzyme is inhibited you make less farnesyl-pyrophosphate, which itself is used to synthesize both cholesterol (explaining why statins lower... (more)

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by 95 · October 23, 2014 at 3:54 AM

I've heard and read so much about the use of statins and healthy people with high cholesterol, but I can't seem to find anything about the positive effect statins have on people (especially women) who have already suffered a heart attack. Do... (more)

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Roth 0 · December 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM

"High cholesterol" is a disease that only exists in a doctor's office. It's the only disease that requires you to have a doctor. Statins cause diabetes and psychological+hormonal issues.

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