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    Hi all,

    I just got back the results of my recent lipid panel and my cholesterol isn't looking very good. Total cholesterol is 265 (they recommend <200) and LDL is 180 (they recommend <100).
    lipid.jpg

    The day before my blood test, I got back from a gluttonous vacation (my honeymoon, actually) where I ate whatever I wanted for two weeks, including lots of carbs. Normally, I watch my carb count and try to eat Primally.

    Does anyone know if the food I pigged out on during my vacation influenced the lipid panel results? In other words, does the cholesterol test get biased by foods I have eaten more recently?

    I'm a 36 year old male, healthy weight.

    Mike

  • #2
    Those are normal numbers. Who is saying they aren't good? And what's your HDL?
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #3
      SoCalMike, please read through the first two posts in Griff's cholesterol primer. I promise it will be worth your while.
      Last edited by magicmerl; 06-13-2012, 05:25 PM.
      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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      • #4
        Griff believed that he was healthy at a fat 300 pounds because he didn't eat carbs. Why trust his cholesterol advice?

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        • #5
          Magicmerl, thanks - I will read through that thread.
          Knifegill - my HDL is 57. In years past, it used to be lower than the 40 threshold. Now it's in the "good" range (as interpreted by the lab company)

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          • #6
            @Jim: Real classy. Why don't you debate the contents of his primer, rather than attack the messenger?

            @Mike: Your ratios (TOT/HDL and LDL/HDL) both fall into the healthy range. Nothing to worry about.
            Last edited by magicmerl; 06-13-2012, 05:46 PM.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by SoCalMike View Post
              Hi all,

              I just got back the results of my recent lipid panel and my cholesterol isn't looking very good. Total cholesterol is 265 (they recommend <200) and LDL is 180 (they recommend <100).
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              The day before my blood test, I got back from a gluttonous vacation (my honeymoon, actually) where I ate whatever I wanted for two weeks, including lots of carbs. Normally, I watch my carb count and try to eat Primally.

              Does anyone know if the food I pigged out on during my vacation influenced the lipid panel results? In other words, does the cholesterol test get biased by foods I have eaten more recently?

              I'm a 36 year old male, healthy weight.

              Mike

              Concept #8 Why is it necessary to measure LDL-P, instead of just LDL-C

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              • #8
                +1. Very good info.

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