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  • I need a cholesterol expert! Please help!

    Hi Guys,
    I have been eating paleo now for almost a year, I feel better than ever, I am 37 years old, male, 5'8, 160lbs at 7.5% BF. 29-30 Waist size.
    I had my Cholesterol checked today and here are my numbers, could someone please help me make sense of this??? Are these numbers anything to worry about??

    Total=270
    HDL=79
    LDL=174
    Trigs=26

    Thank you for your time;-)

    Adam
    Last edited by adamsky; 05-25-2012, 09:50 AM.

  • #2
    Looks perfect.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #3
      If you didn't get a VAP and your LDL was calculated then it is wrong. Get a VAP and HS-CRP and that will tell you the whole story. Those numbers do look fine though.
      Check out my primal blog: http://primalroar.posterous.com/

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      • #4
        Good numbers!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by adamsky View Post
          Hi Guys,
          I have been eating paleo now for almost a year, I feel better than ever, I am 37 years old, male, 5'8, 160lbs at 7.5% BF. 29-30 Waist size.
          I had my Cholesterol checked today and here are my numbers, could someone please help me make sense of this??? Are these numbers anything to worry about??

          Total=270
          HDL=79
          LDL=174
          Trigs=26

          Thank you for your time;-)

          Adam

          Medical Tests Recommended by Dr. Ron Rosedale | Sam Snyder

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          • #6
            Zero risk of damaging your arteries with those numbers
            Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

            Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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            • #7
              Get the Wheat Belly book by Dr. Davis from the library and read the chapter on cholesterol. Great primer, and wayyyy more than most know or will know. You will feel better about being better informed, and less fearful, too. He doesn't mention Primal diet, but is incredibly Primal aligned - I am through the book. My hubby has chosen to take statins and I will ask him to read this. (Hubby is also badly behaved in taking care of himself...) Hope it is useful to you.
              I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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              • #8
                Originally posted by peril View Post
                Zero risk of damaging your arteries with those numbers
                The straight dope on cholesterol
                This raises the question: if indeed LDL-P is always as good and in most cases better than LDL-C at predicting cardiovascular risk, why do we continue to measure (or calculate) LDL-C at all?

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                • #9
                  Wow. My head is spinning. I am trying to understand what you need to know before taking statins. My doc has been after me for years to take statins based on a normal lipid panel. I refuse, but this article seems to indicate high LDL is bad whether it is type p or type c. Bottom line, what tests do I need and how bad do the numbers have to be to start taking statins? Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    There are no circumstances where it is advantageous to take statins.

                    How Statins Really Work Explains Why They Don't Really Work.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by billp View Post
                      There are no circumstances where it is advantageous to take statins.

                      How Statins Really Work Explains Why They Don't Really Work.
                      I'm not so sure about that yet. I just read a study (still trying to re-find the link) that says LDL-C is a good predictor of CVD when it is elevated but not so good when it is in the CW target range. When LDL-C is in the target range, LDL-P is a better predictor. This may explain why 50% of people with CVD events have good LDL-C levels. Statins may be good to lower LDL-C to the target range but probably not so good to keep taking them to drive LDL-C even lower thinking that will further reduce risk of CVD.

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                      • #12
                        I think haemoglobin a1c tests and LDL particle size tests are better predictors

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                        • #13
                          Looks perfect.
                          Last edited by Young092; 06-19-2012, 08:43 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Artbuc View Post
                            I'm not so sure about that yet. I just read a study (still trying to re-find the link) that says LDL-C is a good predictor of CVD when it is elevated but not so good when it is in the CW target range. When LDL-C is in the target range, LDL-P is a better predictor. This may explain why 50% of people with CVD events have good LDL-C levels. Statins may be good to lower LDL-C to the target range but probably not so good to keep taking them to drive LDL-C even lower thinking that will further reduce risk of CVD.
                            Actually, LDL-P is the predictor, and LDL-C is only a good predictor of CVD when it's correlated with LDL-P.
                            Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                            Griff's cholesterol primer
                            5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                            Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                            TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                            bloodorchid is always right

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                            • #15
                              I will have to take statins no matter what, total cholesterol is almost 500.
                              Damn familial hypercholesterolemia.
                              No limits, only my will and the worlds I build.

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