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    griff thank you so much for taking the time to research and post this for us , you really deserve lot of praise
    here are my most recent numbers, i'd be very appreciative if someone could help me define how well/badly i'm doing thanks

    total cholesterol 232
    hdl 64
    ldl 154
    trigs 68

    ldl after iranian equation 133.7
    total/hdl=3.625
    trig/hdl=1.06
    ldl/hdl=2.4

    apolipoprotein a1 149
    apolipo b 112
    dhea 645 doc said i have testosterone level of a 20 yr old i'm 41 lol

    thannx for any help in figuring out what all this means

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    aug 2010 lipids (slacker)

    • 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 )


    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!

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    Slacker: I'm still waiting for my LDL to come down and my HDL to rise, so you're not alone. I'd say those ratios look pretty good, and of course the most vital one - trig/HDL - looks fantastic.
    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

    Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


    Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

    My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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    The ratios and numbers recorded on my lipid test report seem to be a bit different, but if I'm understanding all of this, the results are good, even though total cholesterol is "high." Am I interpreting them correctly?

    Total 233
    HDL 91
    LDL 122
    Triglyceride 100
    LDL/HDL ratio 1.3
    Cholesterol, non-HDL 142

    Thanks!
    Last edited by liza; 09-15-2010 at 10:43 AM.

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    Liza, just look at your ratios!

    Total/HDL = 2.6 where 4.4 or below is ideal for a woman
    Trig/HDL = 1.1 where 2 or below is ideal
    LDL/HDL = 1.3 where 4.4 or below is ideal

    You have numbers I'd kill for. Remember, the absolute numbers are not as important as your ratios!
    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

    Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


    Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

    My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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    Thanks, Griff. That's what I thought, but of course the report came back with the 233 total cholesterol flagged as high. My doctor's only comment about the test result was that it wasn't something to be too concerned about.

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    Griff,
    Have you come across any info indicating taking fish oil close to having a lipid panel done skews the results?

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    Hi marcadav,

    No, I haven't, but that doesn't mean it isn't out there. Have you found anything on that?
    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

    Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


    Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

    My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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    Recent cholesterol profile after three months of primal-ness

    Hi,

    I've been primal now for three months, and got my first blood test results back:

    Cholesterol:
    Total 255
    HDL 82
    LDL* 156
    VLDL* 17.4
    Trigl 87

    Total/HDL 3.1
    LDL/HDL 1.9

    *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!

    Thanks!
    Justin

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    I read on about.com's thyroid board about LDL and total cholesterol being higher if fish oil was taken within 3 days of the test.

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