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Old 01-25-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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New labs and setback

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the board.

I have LC-ing for 1.5 years.
I have never been overweight before, but I got leaner right away when I started. My blood lipids were always showing low HDL (high 20s or low 30s) and high trigs (always between 175 and 225).
5 months into the diet I took my first VAP test and it was great.
Trigs down to 110, HDL up to 52 and LDL of 116 of the fluffy A pattern.
My IDL was slightly high at 22 (I have family history of diabetes) and my VLDL-3 was at 18. Overall it was pretty good though.

I took another non-VAP test 6 months after that while I was having very unusual high blood pressure (due to high stress at work) and numbers were slightly worse but still acceptable. HDL 48, LDL 130 and trigs still at 110.

I have been refining my diet lately, eating almost exclusively grass-fed meats, butter from grass-fed cows, organic cheeses, coconut oil for cooking, all the right things. Never a cheat in 1.5 years, unless you consider 90% dark chocolate a cheat. I also take fish oil, magnesium, and vitamin C.

I took a test this week, roughly 1.5 after I started and 14 months after my first encouraging VAP and here are the bad news:
HDL is 44, the lowest since I started
LDL is 151 but still pattern A, so I'm not so worried about that.
Worst news, and hard to believe: trigs are back up at 172

The doctor told me to eat less bread and sweets and when I told him I haven;t touched bread or dessert in almost 2 years he was puzzled.

VLDL-3 is high at 23
ApoB100 is high at 119
IDL is high at 34 (was 22 the first VAP)
Lp(a) is still at 5.0 so that's good.

I'm really shocked. My weight is stable at 190lb and I'm 6'3". I have been refining my diet in a good way (at least that's what I thought) and I get disappointing labs.
What could it be? Fish oil (doesn't make much sense)? Coconut oil?
And why is my HDL so low? I eat on average 20 organic eggs a week, use plenty of grass-fed butter. Can it be the cheese?
I am really concerned. I'm not going back eating grains, but maybe I can fine tune.

Thanks for your help.
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