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Garnetta
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These are my hubby’s recent lab results, w/o statin. Dr. Wants him on statin because his TC is high. This all looks great to me! 61 y/o Black male, down 30 lbs. ==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …7.5 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: … Total Cholesterol: 283 mg/dL 7.32 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 187 mg/dL 4.84 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 85 mg/dL 2.2 mmol/L Triglycerides: 56 mg/dL 0.63 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 11 mg/dL 0.28 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.13 >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX… Read more »
Bill+G
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A person with type 1 diabetes has an inability to effectively metabolize glucose (carbs are broken down into glucose but need insulin to shuttle the resulting glucose into the cells to be used for energy).

Is there a similar metabolic dysfunction in some people that fats/FFA (due to a hormone or enzyme deficiency) cannot be shuttled effectively into the cells and be used for energy?

Patrick Slaughter
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How would you classify someone that sees a meaningful jump in their cholesterol when switching from SAD to LCHF, but doesn’t hit your LMHR limits? I am a lean, tall guy (6’4” & 183 lbs plateaued for 18 months now). I am 31, and my CIMT, CT Calcium, & Echocaridogram were all flawless taken after 18 months of LCHF lifestyle (>325 Total Cholesterol). Full disclosure, I do 5 days LCHF & 2 days higher carb on the weekends since my goal is just fitness maintenance. I did 8 weeks straight keto with weekly blood work (weight held at 183) and… Read more »
Sheelagh Littlewood
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Hi Dave.
Would you be worried by the following after 3 years LCHF. I’m female, 65, 5 ft10 and 62 kg. Work out 5 or 6 days a week
Cholesterol-360
TGs-71
HDL104
LDL-239
Just referred to lipid clinc after GP horrified

Beth
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Hello, I did the 3-day protocol before this one. The numbers improved significantly. March 29, 2018 –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …13 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 14 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 272 mg/dL 7.03 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 213 mg/dL 5.51 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 57 mg/dL 1.47 mmol/L Triglycerides: 82 mg/dL 0.93 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 2 mg/dL 0.05 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.04 >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: -0.199 >>> Lowest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for… Read more »
Od-curious
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Hi Dave, I’m puzzled about my results and need some guidance on what I may have done wrong that caused my Triglycerides to increase. I consistently ate around 3700 calories with fats ranging in the low 300s, throughout the three days prior to having my blood drawn. *** Previous results, Dec. 2017 –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …7 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 14 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 335 mg/dL 8.66 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 250 mg/dL 6.46 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 70 mg/dL 1.81 mmol/L Triglycerides: 77 mg/dL 0.87 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 15 mg/dL 0.39 mmol/L… Read more »
Jennifer Douglas
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I know the “Feldman protocol” is to increase calories to 5000 calories a day for 3 days, but is there a sliding scale for smaller women. I am 5″2″ and 130. I am sure I CAN eat 5000 calories in a day, but without carbs, it is going to be hard. How low can I go and still see the inversion pattern?

Liv
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Hi. I am wondering if “the cholesterol drop protocol” will work for someone (me ) that have been eating “wrong” (good LCHF meals but also to much ice-cream, liquorice and chocolate) for about 6 months? I also have autoimmune reactions in my body. The doctor want to put me on statins, and even if I am confident in my decision not to take them- I would like it if I did not have to defend my choice. I am eating better now (vLCHF/Keto might change to carnivore). I am 50, woman, tall, almost 20kg (=BMI26 )above desired weight, I am… Read more »
Lisa
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–==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …1 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 12 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 290 mg/dL 7.49 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 208 mg/dL 5.38 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 68 mg/dL 1.76 mmol/L Triglycerides: 68 mg/dL 0.77 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 14 mg/dL 0.36 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.21 >>> Medium-Low Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: -0.359 >>> Lowest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of Plasma –CONVENTIONAL MARKERS AND RATIOS– Friedewald LDL-C: 208 | Iranian LDL-C:… Read more »
Jim
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Hi Dave,
I believe you mentioned the home testing kit you use in a video but I can’t find it. I would like to do my own testing. Can you reply with a name or link?
thanks!

Rob Smith
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Hi, Seeing my LDL numbers, Dr is asking me to take statins. I am bit hesitant to take it. My CRP is 0.36 mg/dl, HOMA-IR is 0.43 A1C 5.6. I am diabetic but just taking Metformin once a day.. I am 5″11 at 136 lbs with body fat of 17% –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …4 months on Keto (less than 20g carbs) ::: 12 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 336 mg/dL 8.69 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 243 mg/dL 6.28 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 75 mg/dL 1.94 mmol/L Triglycerides: 118 mg/dL 1.33 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 18 mg/dL 0.47 mmol/L >>> Medium-Low… Read more »
Alex Chang
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I read the inverse pattern you proposed. I wonder what’s the FAT good to lower LDL you mean. Is it one or some or all of Saturated fatty acid, Monounsaturated fatty acid or Polyunsaturated fatty acid?

Richard
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Hi

What are your thoughts and recommendations on my numbers below. I am still around 30kg overweight.

1st Test on SAD. 12 Hours fasted
HbA1c 8,0 TC 8,5 Trig 3,6 HDL 0,8 LDL 5,5 RC 2,2
2nd Test 3 months on <30g Carbs. 13 Hours fasted
HbA1c 6,4 TC 9 Trig 1,4 HDL 0,9 LDL 7,2 RC 0,9

Missy Em
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I’ve just been ripped a new backside by my doctor for my cholesterol results after two months on Keto and I’m spooked: results are total cholesterol 10.6, HDL 2.7, LDL 7.5 and Triglycerides 0.9. Tests say I’m indicated for familial Hypercholesterolemia????

Devlin
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50 y/o male – fit/athletic – 11% body fat (DEXA). MD wants a f/u blood panel in 3 months with advice to go on statins to get LDL down to 100… –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …40 months on Keto (less than 20g carbs) ::: 12 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 337 mg/dL 8.71 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 187 mg/dL 4.84 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 136 mg/dL 3.52 mmol/L Triglycerides: 71 mg/dL 0.8 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 14 mg/dL 0.36 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.1 >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants… Read more »
Charles Hiller
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These are my recent results… ..3 months on Carnivore/Zero Carb/Meat Only ::: 24 hours water fasted… WARNING: fasting for multiple days can risk confounded lipid numbers. See http://cholesterolcode.com/the-fasting-disaster/ Total Cholesterol: 226 mg/dL 5.84 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 167 mg/dL 4.32 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 36 mg/dL 0.93 mmol/L Triglycerides: 113 mg/dL 1.28 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 23 mg/dL 0.59 mmol/L >>> Medium-Low Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.64 >>> Medium-High Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: 0.139 >>> Highest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of… Read more »
Jennifer Douglas
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My 72-year-old dad has been eating keto for about 6 months. I do think he was following the rules and doing a good keto diet. He has been on a statin for 20+ years. Because I kept complaining, he got off the stain for 3 months and then took another blood test. His follow-up test last week was the day after mine where I confirmed I am a LMHR (my numbers are Total 387 LDL 270, HDL 100, TRI 66). His LDL went up from 135 on the statin to 225 in 3 months without. I don’t know if you… Read more »
Colleen
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Possibly, the mechanism of statin may be anti-inflammatory (not the LDL lowering effect) but this is one theory as to why statin may benefit that is not related to LDL lowering.

Kelly
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Hi Dave, I take it from these numbers that I am at high risk? How do I fix this. This was at 5 months Keto, I am now at 9 months. I am due for repeat bloodwork. My doctor wants me on a statin. I have opted not to take it. I do have a high family history of cardiac events resulting in death at early age for my grandfather 48yrs, uncle 55yrs. My mom 42 yrs and brother 58 yrs survived their attacks. I am worried. On a positive note, all inflammatory markers are within normal for the first… Read more »
Greg
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Thanks for all your work on lipids. It has been very helpful to me given my high LDL. Below are my latest lipid numbers with a few extra details. I was drinking coconut oil and cream in my coffee but stopped in May 2018 after seeing triglycerides at 200 even with BHB Ketones well above .5. I have had a number of NMR tests and my hsCRP has ranged from .9 to 2.7. LDL-P is over 3,000 (30% or less small dense) – Pattern A. Since LCHF, my triglycerides have ranged from 72 to 200. 200 was an anomaly. TG’s… Read more »
chris c
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Thyroid may have something to do with it also.

When mine went high (don’t have the actual numbers to hand right now) my LDL dropped by exactly the same amount as the statin I no longer take. When overtreated (ie. low) the LDL shot up again.

Anecdotally elderly/retired doctors from back in the days before metabolic syndrome (and statins) would suspect thyroid as the cause when they saw high cholesterol/LDL.

vernon
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Hi Dave, no cholesterol question as i am not a LMHR. My wife appears to be, however. Your work has been helpful in easing our worries. My question is regarding fasting blood glucose. Mine is consistently higher than I would prefer based on the “normal” numbers floating around. It’s funny because my wife’s cholesterol is high and sugar low and my cholesterol is “normal” and sugar “high”. Are you gathering FBG data from folks as well? My wife and I have been strict keto for a year and myself low carb for 20years at least. My FBG is usually above… Read more »
Francesc
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Hi, If you have FH its important to look at the level of HDL and TG, but even so, CVD cases are observed in people with optimal levels. What biomarkers do you think you also have to check periodically if you suspect a possible FH? I also wanted to ask you if you know any scientific evidence of the impact of Lchf on FH? Many thanks for your work. Greetings from Barcelona My recent numbers: I’m a male, 39 years, thin and I do intermittent fasting every day -==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …7 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs)… Read more »
Jim
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Here are my results after 6 months for a very fit 55 year old white male 17% BF, very high TC, Should I be concern? –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …6 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 12 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 547 mg/dL 14.15 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 451 mg/dL 11.66 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 75 mg/dL 1.94 mmol/L Triglycerides: 104 mg/dL 1.17 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 21 mg/dL 0.54 mmol/L >>> Medium-Low Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.28 >>> Medium-Low Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP:… Read more »
Colleen
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Hi Dave: First, great work here!! Questions: (1) Have you done any more looking at ferritin? I wondered if you have noticed any patterns. Mine was “higher” (156) while on Day 4 of a fasting mimicking diet then at 75 a few weeks later, while “normal” LCHF. (2) Have you listened to Peter Attia’s podcast with Ron Krauss? Any thoughts? Overall a great discussion, but they glossed over the situation with High LDL, High HDL, low trigs, just a very oblique reference that in some instances LDL did not need to be lowered. I understand they are treating patients with… Read more »
Philippa
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Hi Dave, Was thinking about your protocol and the concept of lower LDL production during high fat intake as less energy to be delivered to cells…….raised the question in my mind as to whether a greater cholesterol drop would be achieved with a deliberately high meal frequency as well as high fat for the 3 days……my idea being that with a food fat bolus say every hour, the blood would be permanently full of chylomicron fat energy and so even less VLDL would be produced to traffic fat to tissues? Wondering if you have experimented with this and what your… Read more »
Matt Giovinetti
Guest

Hi Dave,

I dropped my total cholesterol from 269 to 185. I upped my fat intake and stopped drinking coffee three weeks before my second test. I thought I heard you mention there might be a link between coffee and higher numbers. Did I hear this from you or Robb Wolf? Im interested in your thoughts. I’ve switched to decaf coffee this month to see if the results are similar next test.

Siobhan Huggins
Admin

Nice drop! Yes, in some people it appears as though coffee may be a confounder when attempting the protocol, in addition to possibly raising triglycerides in some.

Rock
Guest

I wondered the same about decaf. enjoyed my coffee. Post up when u get results

Mary
Guest

Hi, do you ever work with people on their health? I just don’t know where to turn. Thanks

Rock
Guest
Here is test still drinking coffee ==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====–  …3 months on Carnivore/Zero Carb/Meat Only ::: 12 hours water fasted…  Total Cholesterol:368 mg/dL9.52 mmol/LLDL Cholesterol:NaN mg/dLNaN mmol/LHDL Cholesterol:35 mg/dL0.91 mmol/LTriglycerides:696 mg/dL7.86 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol:NaN mg/dLNaN mmol/L >>> High Risk QuintileRemnant Chol to HDL:NaN >>> High Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: 0.936 >>> Highest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of Plasma –CONVENTIONAL MARKERS AND RATIOS– Friedewald LDL-C: 194 | Iranian LDL-C: 606  Total/HDL Ratio: 10.51  TG/HDL Ratio in mg/dL: 19.89 | in mmol/L: 8.64 Here is… Read more »
Siobhan Huggins
Admin

Wow! Still high, as you said, but what a big drop from just taking out coffee! You may want to check out the other items on this list and see if there’s anything else on there that could be impacting, just in case – if you haven’t already.

Ketomike
Guest

How are all of the cholesterols actually measured? Do they seperatre the ldl from the Hal and then measured the cholesterol they contain. Same question for trigs. Is it trigs in Iipoprotein only. Do they include free fatty acids in albumin. I hope my question is clear

chris c
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To a degree I suspect it depends on the lab and the equipment they have. In the past my LDL was always calculated. Originally my current doctor used a lab that actually measured LDL – the result came out about halfway between the standard Friedwald and newer Iranian equation, which was interesting. Now she has to use a different lab and the LDL is again calculated rather than measured. Our nurses, and an increasing number of doctors elsewhere, now only provide total cholesterol and a “ratio”. Obviously trigs must be measured to do this but the result is unavailable. I… Read more »
Mary
Guest
I am a 61 year old woman.5’9″ 145lbs –CONVENTIONAL MARKERS AND RATIOS—-==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …2 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 14 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 337 mg/dL 8.71 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 261 mg/dL 6.75 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 65 mg/dL 1.68 mmol/L Triglycerides: 55 mg/dL 0.62 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 11 mg/dL 0.28 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.17 >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: -0.433 >>> Lowest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of… Read more »
Mike
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=== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …6 months on Standard American ::: 11 hours water fasted… WARNING: fasting for less than 12 hours can risk confounded lipid numbers. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQHztlN1Yls Total Cholesterol: 252 mg/dL 6.52 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 177 mg/dL 4.57 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 79 mg/dL 2.04 mmol/L Triglycerides: 68 mg/dL 0.77 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: -4 >> High Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: NaN >>> High Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: -0.423 >>> Lowest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of Plasma –CONVENTIONAL MARKERS… Read more »
Emily
Guest

Thanks for the remnant cholesterol calculator! These are my results. I’m a bit concerned that it’s coming up medium-high risk. Any thoughts on this or what my plan of action would be to improve my numbers? Note: my LDL was a calculated LDL if that makes a difference. Thanks!

–==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====–
…15 months on Keto (less than 20g carbs) ::: 12 hours water fasted…
Total Cholesterol: 291 mg/dL 7.53 mmol/L
LDL Cholesterol: 150 mg/dL 3.88 mmol/L
HDL Cholesterol: 114 mg/dL 2.95 mmol/L
Triglycerides: 136 mg/dL 1.54 mmol/L

–CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS–
Remnant Cholesterol: 27 mg/dL 0.7 mmol/L >>> Medium-High Risk Quintile
Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.24 >>> Medium-Low Risk Quintile

Chris
Guest
Hi Dave, Thanks for all of your great work. Wondering if you have any thoughts about my numbers… I have always had great lipid panels, but also have been an outlier with low triglycerides. When I was eating SAD my trigs were around 70. Since going LCHF with bouts of keto and zero-carb, they’ve been down around 30. Also my fasting glucose has always tended high, around 100, which did not change with diet. My A1C was around 5.4 on SAD and has been around 4.6 recently. Most of what I’ve found about low trigs involves chronic inflamation, thyroid issues,… Read more »
Jen
Guest
–==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …6 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 12 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 260 mg/dL 6.72 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 153 mg/dL 3.96 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 92 mg/dL 2.38 mmol/L Triglycerides: 62 mg/dL 0.7 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 15 mg/dL 0.39 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.16 >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: -0.531 >>> Lowest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of Plasma –CONVENTIONAL MARKERS AND RATIOS– Friedewald LDL-C: 156 | Iranian LDL-C:… Read more »
Marcelo
Guest
Hi Dave, I’m writing because I got a bit worried with my last blood test. My previous one was in nov-2015. I’ve been most of the time in a low carb diet since 2013. I was probably around 80kg, and I’m 5’10”, regularly weight training. The results were: –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …2 years on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 12 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 194 mg/dL 5.02 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 128 mg/dL 3.31 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 55 mg/dL 1.42 mmol/L Triglycerides: 56 mg/dL 0.63 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 11 mg/dL 0.28 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile… Read more »
Sebastjan Dimnik
Guest

Hi Dave,

these are my lab results:

…15 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 14 hours water fasted… 

Total Cholesterol: 247 mg/dL 6.4 mmol/L
LDL Cholesterol: 166 mg/dL 4.3 mmol/L
HDL Cholesterol: 70 mg/dL 1.8 mmol/L
Triglycerides: 44 mg/dL 0.5 mmol/L
–CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS–
Remnant Cholesterol: 11 mg/dL 0.28 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile
Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.16 >>> Lowest Risk Quintile
Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants
–ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)–
AIP: -0.556 >>> Lowest Risk Third
Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of Plasma

On my lab results TG were marked as too low… are there any possible consequences to low TG, or is it just a lab range i should ignore?

Thanks in advance…

amy
Guest
I am 33 year old Women 5’4″ 110lbs. My doctor wants me to take drugs to lower my LDL through natural means like B3 and others foods because I told them I wont take drugs. What do you think? My small LDL-P 326 but the large VLDL-p couldn’t be determined not sure why. HDL-P: 40.4 nmol/L Large HDL-p: 11.4 LDL size : 21.7 HDL size: 9.6 VLDL size: 44.2 HA1C : 4.9 Before going on the diet the LDLC was only 100 the triglycrides were 52. Have a family of history of heart diseases. In my mind I thought it… Read more »
James
Guest
Loved the podcast with Bret Scher –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …10 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 16 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 328 mg/dL 8.48 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 239 mg/dL 6.19 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 74 mg/dL 1.92 mmol/L Triglycerides: 70 mg/dL 0.79 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 15 mg/dL 0.39 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.2 >>> Medium-Low Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: -0.386 >>> Lowest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of Plasma –CONVENTIONAL MARKERS AND RATIOS–… Read more »
Leti
Guest
Hello Dave, me and my boyfriend are doing keto since October. For me everything was great lab work great lost 57 pounds and no longer insulin resistance. But my boyfriend had a blood test today and everything was perfect but this.. Fasting for 11-12 hours Triglycerides: 308. Total cholesterol: 420. HDL:45. LDL:313. VLDL:61 Tg/hdl: 6.8 All higher risk I use you calculator. He has been eating a lot of heavy whipping cream and coffee. He’s also taking omega 3 supplements. He’s really lean now. Her weight is 62kg not a lot of muscle but he was obese and lost 58… Read more »
Tom M
Guest
Hey Dave, In addition to this report, see below: –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …5 years on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 14 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 387 mg/dL 10.01 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 307 mg/dL 7.94 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 64 mg/dL 1.66 mmol/L Triglycerides: 81 mg/dL 0.91 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 16 mg/dL 0.41 mmol/L >>> Medium-Low Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.25 >>> Medium-Low Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: -0.261 >>> Lowest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of Plasma –CONVENTIONAL… Read more »
Ove
Guest

Hi Dave,
Thank you big time for all your work on lipids on keto.
Question: From your experience, does excercise (esp. resistance training) have any effect on the results of the Cholesterol Drop Protocol?
Would it be advisable to pause excercising during these few days? – It should be hard on the low calorie days anyway.
Ove

Siobhan Huggins
Admin

Hi Ove – in my experience it can, in fact, interfere. I’ve seen a few people who’ve tried the protocol and didn’t experience a drop, and retried without exercise during that week and the protocol worked as expected. This would make some sense as LDL is taken up by cells to be used for repair, so it may limit how much change you can see. I would say go ahead and limit intensive exercise during the protocol period – walks are okay, but nothing intensive just to make sure it doesn’t confound results.

Ove
Guest

Hi Siobhan, thanks for the advice.

Hachim
Guest
Dave – These are my lab test done on June 23rd 2018. I would like your help to lower my ldl for next test to shut my doctor up. Please let me know how I can proceed for my next lab test. I love being on Keto diet I had similar journey to yours going to HFLC and I am also a software engineer so I do understand your methods. Thanks, –==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …18 months on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 16 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 295 mg/dL 7.63 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 214 mg/dL 5.53 mmol/L… Read more »
Debbie mackey
Guest

Hello, I just listened to your podcast with Chris Kresser. I have the profile you talked about. I have high LDL-180, HDL-74 and triglycerides-74. I have been exercising, paleo and gluten free. The dr. wants me to take a statin but I also have two copies of APO4 gene. I am concerned because my Father had two heart attacks but he smoked but I don’t want to take the statin. I weigh 118. Thanks for any advice.

Karen Carleton
Guest
Have you ever checked your cholesterol numbers after eating salmon every day? Many years ago I ate salmon twice daily for a month (sometimes with egg whites) with either mustard or sugar free ketchup. Occasionally I ate a vegetable. At that time my cholesterol numbers decreased significantly. I’m currently on keto and IF and have lost over 30 lbs in 3.5 months (190 to 157 lbs., 5’4”, 67 yo- healthy). I quit Zetia 3 months ago and my cholesterol was 242 (LDL 170) two weeks ago. Because I Need Low cholesterol numbers for a job overseas, I started Zetia and… Read more »
Donald Allen
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–==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …3 months on Carnivore/Zero Carb/Meat Only ::: 16 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 286 mg/dL 7.4 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 217 mg/dL 5.61 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 58 mg/dL 1.5 mmol/L Triglycerides: 57 mg/dL 0.64 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 11 mg/dL 0.28 mmol/L >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.19 >>> Lowest Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)– AIP: -0.37 >>> Lowest Risk Third Go to https://tinyurl.com/ycccmmnx for more on Atherogenic Index of Plasma –CONVENTIONAL MARKERS AND RATIOS– Friedewald LDL-C: 217 | Iranian LDL-C: 180 Total/HDL… Read more »