12-19-2011, 02:32 PM
Codeguy, thanks for the comments and concern. However, my doctor was willing to test my elevated LDL to determine if it was the small dense or larger fluffy, which determined it was the safe larger fluffy kind. He by no means says my cholesterol numbers are "dangerous" by any standard. However, as a medical doctor, he is required to warn me of the risks of my elevated level, and that the standard currently is to recommend statins. However, he knows that I will not take them, and understands why. Because I have not other risk factors whatsoever, he considers my lab results and overall health to be excellent.
Originally Posted by codeguy
01-23-2013, 02:35 PM
I thought I would keep this running. It's almost 3 years now since I started PB/paleo. Below are my December 2012 labs, which look pretty good, at least based on CW criteria. Total cholesterol improved, but is still a little hight based on medical standards. Everything else is considered normal. My doctor said he is not concerned about my total cholesterol since my "good" cholesterol is so high.
One thing that I changed in the last several months before this test was switching to a Leangains style diet. Not so much the IF part, since I have done that for a long time, but more the higher carb/low fat on training days and low carb/higher fat on non-training days. Overall, I dropped the fat considerably compared to how I was eating previously.
Chol/HDLC Ratio 2.4 (calc) Normal < OR = 5.0
Cholesterol, Total 230 mg/dL Abnormal 125-200
HDL Cholesterol 94 mg/dL Normal > OR = 40
LDL-Cholesterol 125 mg/dL (calc) Normal <130
Triglycerides 53 mg/dL Normal <150