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by 0 · June 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Hello!I can't understand what could be the culprit of too high triglycerides while having normal LDL.Here are the details:Total cholesterol: 255.6 mg/dLTriglycerides: 1188.7 (!!!) mg/dLHDL: 21.7 mg/dLLDL: 80 mg/dLVLDL: 153.9 mg/dLAt the same... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 18, 2014 at 8:35 PM

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE:High trigs, low HDL, 3-4 bottles of wine a week? Fatty liver disease. See a doctor, PRONTO. You may be on the path to liver cirrhosis.

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 8574 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 229 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hello all - I'm 3 weeks new to Paleo! I want to do the Whole30 but I'm having an issue giving up my tsp of sugar in my coffee :( Its a process and I'm working on it! I have a few questions. First, some background. 2 years ago I was eating... (more)

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RK 0 · February 02, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Wow, that is a LOT going on! I can't help you with the triglycerides, but I can share what I experienced with gallbladder. Another data point for you... I have had many ups and downs with weight over the last 20+ years (starting about age 16). ... (more)

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by 1144 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I just had an NMR test done for a "no doubt about it" lipid profile. I'm looking for a Doc who can read the test results and give me an honest to goodness assessment of where I stand. Results should be in by Tuesday, 25 January. My "regular"... (more)

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John_58 0 · January 25, 2013 at 10:11 PM

In your case, an NMR test is really not going to tell you anything of use. The only really useful parameter in an NMR is LDL-P and with an LDL-C (I am assuming thats what is was) of 363, your LDL-P is very, very likely going to come back very high... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I went raw vegan almost a year ago now on a whim. I was and still am suffering from tremendous neck and back pain and bought into the idea it was from too much protein. After 10 months of starving and loosing a lot of muscle and not feeling right... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Seeds and nuts should be eaten in moderation, not as a staple. You don't mention green leafy vegetables, which are the ones Paleo mostly endorses. As for fruits, try berries for a while with rarely any other type of fruit. So go for: fish,... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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 126 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 836 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Hey I recently got some bloodwork done. Just turned 25. Total cholesterol was above 11mmol/l LDL cholesterol was above 9mmol/l HDL was 1.41 mmol/L Triglycerides were 1.06 mmol/L Background: for the past 2-3 weeks I've been dieting with a fairly... (more)

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TomInTexas 0 · September 19, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Your cholesterol is very high. That't elevated enough that I doubt its entirely your diet. A few things that I'm pretty sure it isnt: Its not a result of your dietary transition, as CD suggested. "...during caloric restriction could be part of... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Don't monoglycerides get formed into triglycerides once again to be taken up by chylomicrons? I know monolaurin is antimicrobial but does it even get a chance to perform this action?

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Khay_Oem 0 · July 18, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Monolaurin DESTRUCT the outer lipid skin of virus, patogenoeous microbacterial. Thats why MONOLAURIN as antimicrobial alternative for battle of immune bacteral to antibiotics.

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by 404 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I have been wondering how long it takes to drop the cholesteral levels and trigs down to what I'm seeing reported here by others. Mine are through the roof, I would love to go in for a check up and shock my doctors, who keep wanting to put me on... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM

How many carbs are you eating? In the words of Dr Richard Feinman: "Dietary carbohydrate restriction is the single most effective method (except for total starvation) of reducing triglycerides, and is as effective as any intervention, including... (more)

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by 257 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

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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by 8574 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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 11682 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I'm on Paleo for over 3 months now, and my triglycerides are at 175, while cholesterol is at 205. I eat all kinds of meat/fish, eggs/bacon for breakfast, offal occasionally, allowed veggies, some nuts & local raw honey, I cook with coconut... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · December 30, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I don't know too terribly much about anything, so don't take me as anyone with any real knowledge...... but, I found that zero fruit intake plus ample fish oils really moved my triglycerides down dramatically. Oh, and I also started exercising... (more)

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by 6709 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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)