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  • Low Triglycerides - Before & After Primal

    Just got my results back for Cholesterol Check, I also did a test before Primal...

    Could anyone give feedback on this?
    Triglycerides dropped a lot, and total is up alot.. What does this mean?

    Before:
    Total Cholesterol: 127mg/dl (3.3 mmol/L)
    Triglycerides 97mg/dl (1.1 mmol/L)
    HDL Total: 37mg/dl (0.95 mmol/L)
    LDL Total: 55mg/dl (1.43 mmol/L)
    Total/HDL Ratio: 3.5

    After:
    Total Cholesterol: 232mg/dl (updated)
    Triglycerides: 35mg/dl (0.4 mmol/L)
    HDL Total: 67mg/dl
    LDL Total: 158mg/dl
    Total/HDL Ratio: 3.4

    Note I converted from mmol/L to mg/dL (hope i did it correct!)

    Thanks for any feedback!
    Last edited by waynebw; 01-27-2012, 05:34 PM. Reason: Added HDL/LDL Split to 'After'

  • #2
    Holy crap! I can't really say about the rest (oh, Grizz...) but your Trigs are pretty damn amazing!
    Durp.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
      Holy crap! I can't really say about the rest (oh, Grizz...) but your Trigs are pretty damn amazing!
      Thanks, the doctor seem surprised too LOL

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      • #4
        Wow, really nice. TG at 35, outstanding! This means your VLDL is 7...holy c...
        Your HDL and LDL will all be fluffy, billowy and you have very few if any small dense particles. If LDL is around 160 ish you will never have another cold or ever have cancer. You will pretty much remain disease and infection free, buddy
        Don't worry about the total number...many studies of primitives have been done that have slightly higher by CW standards cholesterol levels and live a very long and healthy life (Portugal coastel dwellers) with 0 cardiovascular disease.
        Particle size is what counts!
        New studies now show that HDL's primary function is fighting infection, NOT cholesterol transport. ( Need to find the link again)
        LDL's primary function is produce, rebuild and repair.
        This new study on portugese primitives showed that total chol. below 200 infectious death rate was high.
        LDL best: 120-160
        HDL best: 40-60
        Trig. best: below 70

        Portugese primitives all had a total cholesterol between 200-240.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Issabeau View Post
          Wow, really nice. TG at 35, outstanding! This means your VLDL is 7...holy c...
          Your HDL and LDL will all be fluffy, billowy and you have very few if any small dense particles. If LDL is around 160 ish you will never have another cold or ever have cancer. You will pretty much remain disease and infection free, buddy
          Don't worry about the total number...many studies of primitives have been done that have slightly higher by CW standards cholesterol levels and live a very long and healthy life (Portugal coastel dwellers) with 0 cardiovascular disease.
          Particle size is what counts!
          New studies now show that HDL's primary function is fighting infection, NOT cholesterol transport. ( Need to find the link again)
          LDL's primary function is produce, rebuild and repair.
          This new study on portugese primitives showed that total chol. below 200 infectious death rate was high.
          LDL best: 120-160
          HDL best: 40-60
          Trig. best: below 70

          Portugese primitives all had a total cholesterol between 200-240.
          Thank you kindly for this great feedback! What is VLDL and how did you calculate this?
          Re infections, I think you're right - in the last 6 months I have not felt a hint of cold/flu or anything, despite travelling on subway every day surrounded by coughing sick people lol

          It's good to hear about 239 total being fine too Under 240 used to be considered good even by CW.

          Thank you again, and I'll post my HDL/LDL split in 2 days just out of curiousity.

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          • #6
            What is VLDL and how did you calculate this?
            VLDL is calculated by deviding TG by 5 (from what i remember, it's been too long since i refreshed my memory). So 35:5=7.
            Still searching for that link, I wrote the info down in my little notebook and didn't bother to write down the web page...gah. I'll keep looking.

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            • #7
              Congratz on the great trigs.
              I'm kind of confused by how low both your LDL and HDL were before primal. I hope you see a nice bump up in the HDL; I think primal foods tend to promote a healthier HDL, although you may also see an LDL spike.

              Good luck with that part!
              Check out my blog at www.themedstudentblog.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Primalest View Post
                Congratz on the great trigs.
                I'm kind of confused by how low both your LDL and HDL were before primal. I hope you see a nice bump up in the HDL; I think primal foods tend to promote a healthier HDL, although you may also see an LDL spike.

                Good luck with that part!
                Thanks Primalest
                With the 'before primal' results, for 3 years prior to this I ate a largely unprocessed food diet, but it did include CW Health foods like Oats, Wholegrain Bread and Vegetable oils. I had never been overweight or had health issues either. Compared to now, it was a lower fat diet, especially low in animal fats and fatty fish, which explains the low HDL.

                I hope you are right with the increase in HDL - This is also my prediction, and I can only assume LDL will be the fluffy variety.

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                • #9
                  Updated LDL Split... Also, second test shows 232mg total.
                  LDL 158
                  HDL 67
                  Trig 35
                  Ratio 3.4

                  How do these numbers look? Doc said he'd like to see LDL down little, but that my HDL and Trigs were great.
                  After I told the Doc what I eat he seemed happy, and especially not being overweight reduced his concerns. Honestly, I don't think my LDL will be the small variety!

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                  • #10
                    Well your HDL to TG ratio is .5 and I believe optimal is less than 2 so yeah you're good to go.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by waynebw View Post
                      Thanks, the doctor seem surprised too LOL
                      Probably because you are full of shit.

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                      • #12
                        Your total cholesterol and HDL was too low before primal. Low cholesterol is associated with an increase in all cause mortality. Your HDL and triglycerides are great now.

                        I would be very happy with those results
                        Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                        http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MartinEllis View Post
                          Probably because you are full of shit.
                          Oh this was too funny. Either Troll or Jealous.

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                          • #14
                            My triglycerides, which were never bad, went down below 35 when I started doing low carb. I did some research to see if there were any dangers from triglycerides too low, but I concluded there was not unless caused by a metabolic defect. Mine settled down a little higher--last year, fairly low carb but before primal, they were 55.
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                            age 56, type 2 diabetes, swimmer
                            low carb since 2006 thanks to Jenny, primal since Jan. 2012

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