|05-05-2011, 08:01 AM||#1|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Apr 2006
"Your LDL is perfect"
Those were the words of my friend who's a Cardiologist when he saw my lipid profile. A month and a half ago, I had skycraper blood lipids. So bad that my attending cardio (different doctor) said I had the blood lipids of a 65 year old man.
However, my previously normal HDL is on the low side. I should up my olive oil, flax, fatty fish, and start fish oil capsules. I'd admit I have been depriving myself of healthy fat, because I was following a Stillman-ish/Scarsdale-ish plan.
Uric acid is high too. hsCRP as well.
Uric Acid 6.84
Total Chol 115.38
HDL low 28.08
HDL ratio 4.1
I'm positive a few more months of healthy eating, and the cardio will say, "your blood work is perfect."
|05-05-2011, 07:14 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Stats: lost 130 lb so far, and miles to go before I sleep
WOE: low carb controlled calorie
Start Date: June, 2009
as I understand it, 130 or so is the lowest total cholesterol can go without possibly affecting brain function. the brain needs a certain amount of cholesterol.
how could you go from sky high blood lipids to a total chol of 115 in a month and a half? are you on a high dose of a statin drug?
if you follow the ratios suggested here Cholesterol - a Primer
Total/HDL: 115/28 or 4.11 (ideal = 5 or below)
Trig/HDL: 96/28 or 3.43 (ideal = 2 or below)
LDL/HDL: 68/28 or 2.43 (ideal = 4.3 or below)
the only problematic one is the second.
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