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    Kick him in the nuts and scream...

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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    I don't think you will find a doctor who likes LDL over a 200.
    Do you mean total cholesterol? Because LDL (calculated) was 147, which />200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Kick him in the nuts and scream...

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    Neckhammer, you can't go around kicking everybody in the nuts... Some people you gotta punch in the babymaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Neckhammer, you can't go around kicking everybody in the nuts... Some people you gotta punch in the babymaker.
    Of course you are correct..... I've been far too gender biased. A punch in the baby maker is far more PC.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    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.
    borderline as per accepted medical dogma. nothings actually that bad and the majority even in cw terms is great. his GP was hardly professional
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincebae View Post
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    It's very funny that the doctor recommend to abandon the current diet when HDL goes up and LDL and trig goes down.
    Also you can try VAP test to get the LDL profile.
    Yeah, your doc is not giving you good advice here.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalHunter View Post
    Pre-primal (0 egg consumption, not too much meat)
    Cholesterol: 219
    Triglycerides: 62
    HDL Cholesterol: 50
    LDL Cholesterol, Calculated: 157
    Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: 4.4

    Primal (5 dozen eggs per week, lots of meat, butter)
    Cholesterol: 224
    Triglycerides: 37
    HDL Cholesterol: 70
    LDL Cholesterol, Calculated: 147
    Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: 3.2

    I was really hoping that my total cholesterol would go down after eating 5 dozen eggs per week, because that would just be hilarious. Oh well, it went up 5 points. But HDL is up and LDL is down - that's good, right? Is my LDL a problem?

    I think I know what you're going to say, but should I go vegetarian?
    So let's look at the trend for your various ratios:
    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?

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    Edit: CarbDodger said everything I would have but better.
    Last edited by magicmerl; 08-01-2013 at 03:00 PM.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graycat View Post
    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 agree with this....

    As long as you are eating primal and moving an appropriate amount there is next to nothing useful about getting your cholesterol checked.

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