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by 8574 · 1 minute ago

I have gotten into the habit of eating blueberries on the same plate as my meat and vegetables, rather than eating them separately as a dessert. What I want to know is, are there any benefits to raising blood-glucose before eating fats, while... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 09, 2012 at 12:26 AM

"Eating everything together may mitigate an insulin response, but if you are eating properly then there is not necessarily any gain to this" Eating everything together does not mitigate an insulin response. Lets leave protein out of the... (more)

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by 180 · 1 minute ago

First of all, I'm assuming the hypothesis that ApoE4 carriers (one or two alleles) face the problem of high LDL Cholesterol and TC, probably due to a diet high in saturated fat. If that holds true, and according to various blogs (Dr. Davis, Paul... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · January 02, 2012 at 6:20 PM

23and me gives the following statistics for APO E4. Like you said, although about 20% of people have 1 E4, 2 is much less common. APOE variant frequencies in Europeans Genotype Frequency ??2/??2 0.4% ??2/??3 13.7% ??3/??3 ... (more)

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by 6709 · 1 minute ago

35 Years old, male, Paleo for 1 year+, no health problems. 185 LBS at 5'9", aprox 10-11% bodyfat. Had Gall Bladder removed in 2005. Current medications: Ambien5-10mg Other Medical Issues: Seborrheic Dermatitis (controlled with Selson Blue). Low... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · December 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Bill, You are producing LDL at too high of a rate and not clearing them. I would get off creatine, reduce dairy fat, and add low to medium resistance exercise to your weight training regimen. Personally, I added 3x per week jogging and still... (more)

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by 10 · 3 minutes ago

Hi everyone. Quick question that keeps bugging me: I have been looking around for this quite a while but could not find a conclusive answer. My biochemistry textbook mentions the only way triglycerides get into the blood are via lipoproteins and... (more)

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Dangph 0 · May 25, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I don't think there can be free triglycerides in the blood as they are not water soluble. They would coalesce. They have to be packaged up in lipoproteins to be transported in the blood. I think that triglycerides in the blood are inside... (more)

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by 5477 · 9 minutes ago

For those of us who are overweight and targeting associated health/medical conditions, or who are trying not to develop those conditions, only doing strength/resistance training may not be the best choice for our specific targets. Since about... (more)

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Meghan 0 · August 27, 2011 at 2:27 PM

My goal is to feel really good so I do what my body craves on any given day. I'm 146 pounds and 5'6 and definitely would like to slim down but my even bigger priority is to feel good. At first, when I started following my "feel good" protocol, I... (more)

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by 3521 · 12 minutes ago

After reading through Jack Kronk's question regarding his cholesterol numbers I got to wondering whether high fat is only healthy in the absence of high carb and vice versa. Grok pointed out in Jack's thread someone who consumed a ton of fruit but... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · July 09, 2011 at 7:48 PM

It seems to be intuitive- and I say that knowing that intuition can lead you astray- that you should try to have energy balance. If you're using fat for fuel then a huge amount of carbs may be energy overload and throw something out of balance.... (more)

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by 25 · 15 minutes ago

Hi all, Blood tests during my recent month of low carbing is instilling a bit of lipiphobia. I wonder if anyone can help sort this out: I cut carbs late last year after a very disturbing triglyceride number: 520! I went down to about 80g carb... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · December 09, 2011 at 4:38 AM

cholesterol is an acute phase reactant and is a zero predictor of impending cardiac death. the measurement of cholesterol was a test in need of a disease. the cholesterol story is one of clever marketing rather than science. cholesterol will... (more)

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by 970 · 22 minutes ago

Does anyone have access to the Journal of Nutrition to find out the details of this study? I smell a rat, a la T.C.... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · October 20, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Why the scepticism? We know that omega 3 reduces triglyceride and improves cholesterol profile. Comparing a high-SFA without omega balance diet to a high carb diet with proper omega balance is clearly no indictment of high-SFA. Also it might just... (more)

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by 2713 · 26 minutes ago

It is well known that a Paleo diet improves your triglyceride levels. However, can triglycerides get too low? How low is too low, and what does it mean when it is too low?

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Ed 0 · February 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

According to this link ( http://www.all-about-lowering-cholesterol.com/low-triglycerides.html ) triglycerides are too low if they're under 10mg/dl. 5 causes are listed: hyperthyroidism, malnutrition, certain drugs, low fat diet, and... (more)

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by 20 · about 23 hours ago

I recently had blood work done and it seems like the ratios are alright, but the overall cholesterol is a little high and I noticed that the HDL is high as well. Does cardio exercise tend to increase HDL levels? Total: 209 Triglyceride: 89 HDL:... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 01, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Yes. My HDL went up considerably after adopting a cardio routine.

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by 8574 · about 23 hours ago

Postprandial triglyceride and free fatty acid metabolism in obese women after either endurance or resistance exercise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23580597 In brief it seems after reading this abstract (about five times) that exercise... (more)

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CD 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

an excess of carbohydrates in the diet not only acts as a fat-sparer but also increases fat stores. In fact, all the excess carbohydrates not used for energy or stored in the small glycogen deposits of the body are converted to fat for storage ==>... (more)

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by 39841 · about 23 hours ago

Back in March of 2011, I got a lipid panel run after eating a diet loaded with butter and cream and at or less than 100g of carbs per day for 6 months or so. Pretty standard "paleo/primal" or "perfect health" diet, right? My lipids were as... (more)

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lisa_55 0 · March 22, 2013 at 7:56 PM

this is really interesting, travis. and in my opinion it isolates the potential flaw of this diet, or at least the flaw in how people interpret (or potentially misinterpret) this diet. i think the whole point of eating this way is to not fear... (more)

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by 45 · about 23 hours ago

First of all, I am 28 years old, 83kgs, fit, lift weights, do karate, sleep well, rest lots, have a hungry apetite to improve my life even though I already consider it to be pretty sweet. So I went and got my first ever blood test (fasted) after... (more)

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John_58 0 · February 15, 2013 at 5:07 AM

You should know that this is an experience often reported here so you are not alone by any means. That said a couple of points: 1) Forget whatever you have heard or will be told about "particle size". Its an older idea but once all relevant... (more)

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by 126 · about 23 hours ago

This is my first post even though I search this site all of the time. I've been doing Paleo religiously for the last 3 months due to a fairly poor blood test back in May (it's what triggered my search for a new diet). The amount of real sugar I... (more)

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spayne 0 · August 03, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I used a doctor who uses www.myhdl.com for the testing. It was great because they did very thorough labs and you can track it over time on the website. Maybe your doctor can use them as well if it is something you want to track. You might also... (more)

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by 257 · about 23 hours ago

i just got my results... over all 237,LDL 119, HDL 76, triglycerides 210. my ratio is 3.1 which they say is very low risk, but my triglycerides are very high. i am female, 5'4", 103lbs. and strict paleo... what does all this mean? i am 64. ... (more)

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MeepsIsWellfed 0 · April 19, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Hi Anne, what a coincidence. I just got mine done yesterday through my work. They gave us all a booklet and there was a quick reference guide that you might find useful. I have heard that the averages for 'health' vary by region, but I don't... (more)

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by 323 · about 24 hours ago

Hello all It is well established that low Carb diets lower triglycerides. I have a simple question with what will probably have a complicated answer. What is the mechanism that causes lowered carbohydrate intake to equal lower triglyceride... (more)

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Deb_1 0 · February 09, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Chris Kresser and Chris Masterjohn discuss cholesterol in 3 podcast episodes the third episode here there first two are linked in the comments. You can find more at Chris Materjohn's blog at the Weston A Price Foundation website is also a great... (more)

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by 39841 · about 24 hours ago

If fructose raises triglycerides: http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/250/3/E325.short and triglycerides downregulate the passage of the main satiety hormone (leptin) across the blood-brain... (more)

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Katie 0 · August 18, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I gained something like 60 pounds over a year eating a vegan diet of (essentially) cous-cous, brown rice, homemade bread, steamed veg, lots of soy, nuts, and "healthy" oils like olive and flax. I don't think I touched much fructose besides the... (more)

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by 276 · October 24, 2014 at 3:23 AM

I recently had a VAP profile ran and it came back with screaming levels of Triglycerides (733). I ordered up another, triglyceride inclusive, normal lipid panel. That came back with similar levels of the various readings, and the trigs were now... (more)

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by 39841 · October 24, 2014 at 3:21 AM

On Feb 28th my TGs were 54 and HDL was 55. Yesterday TGs were 37 and HDL was 67. In the intervening period, I ate less butter and significantly more carbohydrates. I probably ate in the range of 50-75g of carbohydrates a day in the months... (more)

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becker 0 · May 05, 2011 at 1:54 AM

I think the community's general failure to acknowledge a dichotomy inherent within the term "carb" is to blame, but that failure isn't anyone's fault, just that most people don't know a whole lot about science. You can read and understand plenty... (more)

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by 30 · October 23, 2014 at 4:10 AM

Background info: I have Lupus which has been in remission for about 1 year now, pretty much since I went Paleo. I CrossFit 5 times a week and I feel great. I have been sleeping a bit less (6 hs) than I should for the past month because I am under... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · June 13, 2013 at 3:46 AM

Wouldn't hurt to dial back the workouts a little bit, take vitamins, and make sure you don't have fat malabsorption. It very well could be the medication. make sure you consult your physician about your concern with that.

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by 229 · October 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM

I just had a few things done. I turn 22 this month. I am a 6'1 (186cm) 180lbs (81.6kg) male. Body fat is 8-10%. I broke my leg 6 weeks ago and the test was done 1 week ago. (5 weeks after the break) Overal Cholesterol - 3.78 -146 mg/dl HDL ... (more)

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Sataran 0 · April 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Here's how I'd interpret them: Your HDL accounts for 48% of your total cholesterol. That's equivalent to TC / HDL of 2.1x. Under 3.5x is supposed to be protective. Your trigs / HDL is 0.7x. Under 1.0x is considered to be ideal. Implies you... (more)

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by 10 · October 23, 2014 at 3:52 AM

Hello all. I want to thank you in advance for reading this. I have been paleo(ish) for a little while. Still wanting to take the final jump into full paleo, but I do have Crohns and sometimes the meat/veg does not sound appleaing. So rice is my... (more)

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Cheryl_8 0 · September 29, 2012 at 2:32 AM

My triglycerides went down about 60 points - they're at 44 now. Been fairly strict paleo for 10 months and have reaped other major benefit from it (no more chronic pain - joint pain is simply gone, haven't had a headache in 9 months, lost 20... (more)

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by 2227 · October 23, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Both glucose and fat rely on similar enzyme systems towards the end of ATP conversion, but the conversion of glucose starts with glycolysis, fat via beta-oxidation. Lactic acid is a by-product of glycolysis and is a preferred fuel source for... (more)

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CD 0 · September 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Define efficient? obviously glucose is easier and more efficient for your body to burn. That's why it prefers it over fat\ ketones. But how would you even choose? The body burns what it can, when it can to meet it's demands. I do not think... (more)

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by 10 · October 23, 2014 at 3:30 AM

What does Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides mean? Please define these terms and what they actually mean for a persons health. What factors influence Cholesterol? What factors influence HDL? What factors influence LDL? What factors... (more)

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Mash 0 · February 02, 2012 at 12:08 PM

http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com by Chris Masterjohn might be a good place to start.

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by 379 · October 23, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Hey y???all. I got my lipid test results recently, and I???m wondering how common it is for someone???s HDL-C to be higher than triglycerides. My HDL-C is 83, and my triglycerides are 28. I keep looking again because it seems like there???s no way... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · January 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

This is how it's supposed to be! My last check in 2010 was trigs = 40 and HDL = 63. Check out Chris Kresser's blogpost called "5 reasons not to worry about your cholesterol numbers." My favourite quote from the post (which I've posted... (more)

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