Also, be aware that LDL is measured by VOLUME in these general cholesterol tests. You may have many fewer actual LDL particles because each particle is much larger when it is pattern A. When following a primal diet, your trigs go down and your LDL gets large and fluffy. Your LDL number actually goes UP because of the larger sized particles, not because you are producing more LDL. Think of it this way, 100 baseballs take up a lot less volume than even 50 beach balls. But what would rather have bouncing off the walls of your arteries? Baseballs cause a lot more damage! The only way to measure the number of particles is with a VAP test. But the author of the above article says that is not even necessary if your trigs are low and HDL high - it is basically just a given that under those circumstances that LDL will be large and fluffy.