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HFLC diet and cholesterol

by Carl Brewer last modified 2014-02-16 23:31

I have some data

I got my blood test results today, of interest is cholesterol levels.  Eating HFLC, pretty-much all the time for the last two months after being inspired to be more serious about it by Cereal Killers Movie´╗┐ and meeting Dr Bruckner et al.  All units in mmol/L
Total : 6.3
Triglycerides : 1.5
HDL : 1.4
LDL : 4.2
Chol/HDL ratio : 4.5.

From this calculator : http://www.hughcalc.org/chol2013.php it states :

Your Total Cholesterol of 6.3 is DESIRABLE
Your LDL of 4.2 is OPTIMAL
Your HDL of 1.4 is HIGH RISK
Your Triglyceride level of 1.5 is NORMAL

RATIOS:
Your Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio is: 4.50 - (preferably under 5.0, ideally under 3.5) GOOD
Your LDL/HDL ratio is: 3.000 - (preferably under 5.0, ideally under 2.0) GOOD
Your triglycerides/HDL ratio is: 1.071 - (preferably under 4, ideally under 2) IDEAL

The report from Dorevitch states  :
"In this patient the cholesterol level and ratio suggest low CHD risk".

So although the HDL pops up as an alert, it's the ratio that seems to be more important, and we didn't get a particle size test done on the LDL, despite asking Dorevitch for it.  Might have to further investigate out of curiosity. Tim Noakes´╗┐ makes the point that the particle size is all important, and I don't have that data.

Nuts

Posted by Dino Apolito at 2014-02-16 23:41
Nuts are a good way to increase your HDL.

Also, from what I've read, two months may be too soon to test this. While you're mobilising your fat (ie getting rid of it) your blood levels won't be stable.

Interesting how pathology reports have changed emphasis in the 15 years since I left the industry.

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