[QUOTE=primalmedic413;1199569]Yikes, Lumifer you ought to get tested for familial hypercholesterolemia. Thats an awfully high LDL-P![/QUOTE]
Yep, I will, next in line are tests for FH and for APoE status. On the other hand, none of of my immediate ancestors had unusually early heart disease.
I guess we'll see.
Read Griff's Primer on Cholesterol and post the ratios,
[QUOTE=Cryptocode;1199615]Read Griff's Primer on Cholesterol and post the ratios,[/QUOTE]
I've read the Griff primer. It is a primer. Things like Peter Attia's cholesterol series look more useful to me. Add Hyperlipid, LLVLC, Masterjohn, etc. to taste :-)
All my [B]ratios[/B] are fine. However I'm not willing to accept them as the best possible estimator of my CVD risk.
[QUOTE=Kegas76;1199453]With triglycerides under 100 the tendency is for LDL particle to the larger fluffy type. HDL above the standard 50 level also reinforces this trend for LDL type. ([url]http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/99/1/1/F1.large.jpg[/url])[/QUOTE]
Once you account for LDL-P, the relationship of atherosclerosis to particle size is abolished. Big and fluffy or small and dense doesn't matter if particle count is high.
[QUOTE=AJR;1199436]What's scary is that traditional medicine thinks this number is high. With the recent moves to set insurance premiums based on the individual's numbers I get worried. [/QUOTE]
That's really sick and twisted. Financially force people to eat what the government says they should eat.
Sounds like something Amerika would do; "Buy the white bread, take the drugs, or else".
[QUOTE=AJR;1198708]No - no change in type or quantity of salt...
Total cholesterol 266
Chol/HDLC ratio 3.6[/QUOTE]
Very good ratios there, I think you're doing everything right.
I found a couple of good articles on the LDL size (large vs. small) and left them with my doc. He asked me to come back in for another round of bloodwork today to see where I'm at so more info to come...
I recently had bloodwork done and had similar numbers. Of course I got the 'your cholesterol is high, you need to eat less fat and exercise more'. Well I probably could exercise more, but when I did the ratios, I was fine. The only 'high' number was total cholesterol, 216. Total cholesterol is a meaningless number, unless you are over 350. I do have hashis and IBS and have been gluten/grain free for 8 months and trying to be as primal as I can. I feel the best I have in a long time, so I'm just ignoring the doctors orders.
[QUOTE=primalmedic413;1199398]Your ratios are solid. To be completely sure, get an LDL particle count.[/QUOTE]
Had a VAP done:
Total LDL-C direct = 218
Total HDL-C direct = 72
Total VLDL-C direct = 18
Total cholesterol = 308
Trigs direct = 64
Total non HDL-C = 236
Total APOB100 = 146
LP(a) = 8.0
IDL-C = 31
REAL LDL-C = 178
SUM TOTAL LDL-C = 218
real LDL size pattern = A
Remnant LIPO = 42
HDL-2 = 23
HDL-3 = 49
VLDL-3 = 11
The three ratios are still good - any other thoughts? Thanks!
^ So what is this saying, that you have large safe "pattern A" LDL and a good (low) number for bad VLDL?