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Thread: Blood work - help me make sense please

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Northern Ireland

    Blood work - help me make sense please

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    Posting on behalf of a friend who came to the paleo/primal world 3 or 4 months ago. In his wisdom he had blood work done right at the start and has now got results to compare against. He's understanbably very curious to know where things sit so any nfo you can give would be great.


    Before - 8th June

    Serum tri - 2.21
    Serum cholesterol - 5.86
    Serum HDL - 0.93
    Serum LDL - 3.94
    Serum cholesterol/HDL ratio - 6.30

    After - 18th Sept

    Serum tri - 1.77
    Serum cholesterol - 5.44
    Serum HDL - 1.12
    Serum LDL - 3.52
    Serum cholesterol/HDL ratio - 4.86
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    Jun 2011
    Increase in HDL, decrease in LDL and Triglycerides. All are very good markers. We use a different scale in the US, so I don't know exactly what those numbers break down to. But they appear to be trending in the right direction. Some people will tell you cholesterol numbers mean nothing, but it appears to me that whatever was causing the elevated numbers in the beginning is being healed.

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    Oct 2011
    Edmonton Canada
    He is doing much better but still has a way to go I think. Easiest to convert to the US standard for comparison though.
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    Jun 2010
    Sydney, NSW
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    HDL trending up but can be improved - aim for 1.5 with 2.0 as a stretch target
    Trig trending down but can be improved - aim for 0.8 with 0.5 as a stretch target

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    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.

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