faredoon, if it helps, your LDL was not measured by calculated using the Friedewald equation, which is a linear approximation to a non-linear phenomenon and down to be inaccurate when trigs are low or high. A better approximation for low trigs is given by the Iranian equation, which gives LDL of 3.4 for your numbers
Paul Jaminet (perfecthealthdiet.com) has also done some research on lipid levels of those on ancestral diets and reckons the sweet spot for longevity to be around 5-6mmol/L, which means you're doing fine
Also, of all of the ratios that you can calculate from a standard lipid panel, the most indicative of artherogenicity is probably the Trig/HDL ratio, which should be less than 2 if measured in mg/dL or less than 0.9 if measured in mmol/L. Yours is around 0.4
Last edited by peril; 07-02-2013 at 06:57 PM.
Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.
Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine