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    Cholestrol test results

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    I've been on the Blueprint for 9 months now. I lost 40 lbs during the first 4 months. Went from 215lbs to 172 lbs. I feel great! Had a wellness check and got the results today, WoW. My Cholestrol Numbers are; Trig 61, Chol 247, HDL 69, LDL Direct 155, VLDL Calc 12. I was handed a bag of Lipitor Samples and a discount buying card. Also my Urinalysis Glucose was 110. What do I need to focus on in my diet??? Thanks!!

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    If your doctor is pushing Lipitor with those cholesterol numbers, you need another doctor--your numbers are fine!

    What's the lab range on that blood glucose? My endo uses a range that goes to 120, but my primary uses a lab that has a limit of 100. That's the number I'd be concerned about if it's higher than the lab range.

    Keep in mind that people eating low carb tend to run higher fasting BG numbers. If there's a concern, ask your doctor to run the A1C that gives your average BG over 3 months and is much more accurate in assessing diabetes risk.

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    emmie,
    The Glucose range is >70-<130, my number 110 was in bold, the only "Standout" in the Urinalysis. No History of diabetes in the family. My Cholesterol ranges were
    Trig 61 range 35-160
    Chol 247 H range 50-200
    HDL 69 range 29-71
    LDL 155 H range <=100
    In the comments area said >/=190 mg/dl Very High, I'm 247 mg/dl
    I have no plans to take the Lipitor. So these numbers are common for the "Blueprint"?
    Thanks!

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    That's how my numbers looked for my cholesterol. All of mine went up. However, my glucose was really low. He said I had excellent levels. I assume since I eat fairly low carb.

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    Read this and this.

    See? Not a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burrowc View Post
    Trig 61 range 35-160
    Cholesterol levels are pretty much meaningless. They do not correlate with the incidence of Coronary Heart Disease. The one measure that correlates highly with the incidence of CHD? Triglyceride levels ... you are well to the low end of the scale, as one would expect since triglycerides are formed from carbohydrates. Well done, keep going, nothing to see here...

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    I'm getting my blood tests done on monday for my physical. Should be interesting. My cholesterol has been over 200 since I was 21 (first measurement). My FBG has never been below 99, but the other day I tested at home and it was in the 80's.

    It will be interesting to see what happens.
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    Many thanks for the info!
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    You need to get another doctor.

    This is pre-med level stuff.

    It is the RATIO that you are looking for.

    Total chol/HDL

    (In your case, 247/69 = 3.58 = less than average risk)


    scale:
    3.2 or less = low risk (optimal)
    3.3 - 4.9 = less than average risk
    5.0 = average risk
    5.1 or greater = high risk


    Anyway, elevated homocysteine levels are more accurate in predicting heart disease than cholesterol, hypertension, and smoking. This is the test you really want. I just had mine done; waiting on results.
    Last edited by TigerLily; 01-21-2011 at 02:41 PM.
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    With 130 the high for glucose, your test number of 110 is just fine!

    And the lab highlighting your total cholesterol number is something that is done automatically, and, as I mentioned, the total number is irrelevant. Your LDL is only slightly higher than range, but your HDL and trigs are just fine.

    I would not do anything but continue to eat primal!

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