Borderline what? All-cause mortality is lowest in people with a total cholesterol between 200-240. Having a cholesterol under 200 is a risk, and under 160 is high risk. Sounds like you're optimal to me.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082
Tot/HDL (lower is better): 4.4 -> 3.2
Trig/HDL (lower is better): 1.2 -> 0.5
LDL/HD: (lower is better): 3.1 -> 2.1
So EVERY ratio has improved. And your Doc wants you to change what you're doing?
Edit: CarbDodger said everything I would have but better.
Last edited by magicmerl; 08-01-2013 at 04:00 PM.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
Selecting: I don't mind it too much when someone is ignorant about something and they admit it -- but to be this ignorant and so strongly opinionated is insanity.
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
bloodorchid is always right
I'd recommend a diet based on iceberg lettuce and Walden Farms salad dressing.
Seriously though, in my almost 35 year existence I've never had my cholesterol measured. I don't plan to fall into this trap ever in the future either.
I get my cholesterol checked every year. As long as you know enough to ignore stupid advice like the op"s doc gave, it's good information. You want to know your Hdl and tris to see if you should make tweaks to your routine and it doesn't hurt to make sure you don't have geneticly high ldl.