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    Crazy High Cholesterol Reading

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    I am a 32 year old male. 95% paleo/primal. 5'-11", 155-160lbs. Athletic.
    I just got back my cholesterol readings the other day and they were pretty dam high. I'm trying to decipher and educate myself on the readings and it's left my head spinning and felling dizzy. The only conclusion I've come away from thus far is should I even care. It came out a little like this:

    Cholesterol: 8.05 mmol/L (311 mg/dl)
    Triglycerides: 0.48 mmol/L (42.5 mg/dl)
    HDL: 2.55 mmol/L (98.6 mg/dl)
    LDL: 5.28 mmol/L (204 mg/dl)

    I don't even know what to make of all this; one levels is amazing and the another spells doom.
    As a side note; the results were taken after a reasonably heavy sprint/body-weight workout.

    Some ratios:

    LDL:HDL = 2.1
    Tri:HDL = 0.188
    TC:HDL = 3.2

    Again, I don't even know what to make of all this; one ratio tells me all is good, another spells doom.

    Help!

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    Have you read the primer in my sig?

    Total/HDL: (ideal = 5 or below)

    Trig/HDL: (ideal = 2 or below)

    LDL/HDL: (ideal = 4.3 or below)

    All your ratios are excellent.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    Not to worry. You're TC and LDL are not as high as mine. I have familial hypercholestrolenemia, you may also. If you do, statins will not help, they'll make your problems much, much worse. Just go by Griff's fractions and don't think about anything else.
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    My total and LDL are both higher than yours as of my last test (higher HDL and lower trigs too). No worries here.
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    What are American numbers? Just curious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    What are American numbers? Just curious.
    They're there, in parentheses

    The target range for the trig/hdl range when using mmol/L is <0.9. You've aced it

    I think you're looking good. A young guy like you needs plenty of cholesterol for all that testosterone you use up
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    Oh, see them now. Blind as a bat, I am! Yes, amazing numbers.


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    Yes that's high.
    I have no idea why anyone would like griffs thread when it has false and misleading information like this.
    "Pattern A is "large and fluffy" and non-atherosclerotic, like a cotton ball. Pattern B is "small and dense" and atherosclerotic, like a BB pellet. You want to have Pattern A."

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    Total and LDL look a little high.

    Other levels fantastic.

    Ratios very good.

    Certainly not doom - IMO.

    What does doc say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post

    Trig/HDL: (ideal = 2 or below)
    Not for mmol/L : ideal is 0.9 or less as mentioned by Peril

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