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Aug 01

Cholesterol Code – Part IV : Still Correlating… in the reverse

I just attended Low Carb USA at San Diego where I shared much of the data below. And while I was interested in a possible divergence that seemed to appear at the end of May in Part III, it turned out to be more of a one-off, probably due to a higher percentage of protein and a lower percentage of fat than my usual ratio.

In upcoming Part V, I’ll be revealing some new data on a “second N” to my study. I should have that up within the week.

For now, note that the new 21 to 28 data points include a 9 day period where I once again did a total of 7 days of blood draws. Thus, we again can see this mechanism in nearly real time.

I’ll let the graphs speak for themselves…


Three Day Average of Dietary Fat vs the LDL-C in the resulting blood test. The LDL-C still tracks inversely with total fat. (-81%)

Three Day Average of Dietary Fat in the three days before blood draw vs LDL-C of the resulting test


Same blood tests, same dietary fat, but for HDL-C — which clearly tracks positively higher total fat. (65%)

Three Day Average of Dietary Fat in the three days before blood draw vs HDL-C of the resulting test


Same blood tests, same dietary fat — but with a 2 day gap in between (Days -5, -4, and -3), but for LDL-P — which tracks inversely with higher total fat. (-82%)

fat3-2_ldlp28


And finally, same blood tests, same dietary fat — but with a 2 day gap in between (Days -5, -4, and -3), but for small LDL-P — which tracks inversely with higher total fat. (-72%)

fat3-2_smldlp28

If by this point you don’t see this is a highly regulated, highly responsive network in the lipid system (at least for my N=1), then you think I’m some kind of X-Men mutant. (In which case, I dib the name, Captain Cholesterol)

But seriously…

I now have very high confidence that this regulatory pattern is likely present with virtually everyone who is fat adapted (getting the majority of their energy via fat) without an underlying metabolic condition.

It’s also quite possible this applies to those who are not fat adapted yet still with no underlying metabolic condition. For that, we’d need more study.

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Jason Mehrvarz
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Hi,

Thanks for sharing. I have insanely high LDL-P numbers for which I never had a point of reference. I love seeing yours and comparing them to my numbers.

I guess I need to step up my fat intake.

Bill Robinson
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A pleasure to meet you in San Diego.
Looking forward to more great data from you.

Bill Robinson
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I recommended watching Ken Sikaris:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyzPEii-wo0
He’s very engaging and has several good videos,
but you probably know most of his info.

Kenneth
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Hello Dave I am a 53 year old dude that has been eating low carb since February 2014. I had been morbidly obese man for much of my life (in the 300 to 400 pound range for 25+ years). I lost 250 pounds eating LCHF, reversed diabetes and hypertension – regaining my life and my health. Since going low carb I found that I am a hyper-responder. While an obese carb eater my LDL-C was typically at or around 120. The doctor’s over the years talked statins but never prescribed them. At 5 weeks into this WOE I had my… Read more »
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Appreciate it for all your efforts that you have put in this.
Very interesting info.