aug 2010 lipids (slacker)
[LIST][*]Chol 228[*]HDL 60 [*]Trig 119 [*]LDL 144 [*]Chol/HDL 3.8 (ideal = <4.4 )[*]LDL/HDL 2.4 (ideal = <4.3)[*]Trigs/HDL 1.99 (ideal = <2 )[/LIST]
Griff, If I follow you on this, the ratios are not too bad. And one hopes LDL comes down after a longer time on primal. No? TIA!
Recent cholesterol profile after three months of primal-ness
I've been primal now for three months, and got my first blood test results back:
*the sheet had "calc" next to my LDL and VLDL, which I assume means that those numbers were calculated as opposed to explicitly tested for? Does this mean I'd be better off having those tested for as opposed to using a ratio to calculate them? And is that even possible?
I know my ratios are OK, but I read on the Mayo Clinic website from a physician that said that looking at ratios is helpful but not as meaningful as the overall number of LDL in preventing heart disease. I've read the PB, so I know I'm supposed to be satisfied with my numbers. But I'd be lying if I said that a 255 number doesn't concern me.
Griff or others, your thoughts/research on my profile would be most welcome!