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  • If you know little to nothing about cholesterol->
    • And you want to learn the basics->
      • You can check out my Simple Guide to Cholesterol series. It’s full of illustrations and is written for laypeople. Enjoy!
      • Likewise, I have this video that goes over the basic markers for cholesterol while on a low carb diet. (Pictured to the right)
    • You can enter your cholesterol numbers into our popular Report tool to check them against many risk calculations at the same time.
  • If you’re wanting to know about my research->
    • You want an overview->
    • You want the most recent breakthroughs->
      • 1/2/2018: In this latest video, I demonstrate massive changes to my LDL Cholesterol over 5 stages in a matter of days. LDL 207 to 103 mg/dL in seven days with high carb, up again to 146 on mixed, down again to 113 on high fat. (Pictured to the right)
  • If you have seen your cholesterol rise considerably on a low-carb high-fat diet (like myself):
    • You may want to first visit the FAQ.
    • I would strongly encourage you to read through this blog and my own journey revealing the Inversion Pattern. Key moments were the Identical Diet experiment and the Extreme Cholesterol Drop experiment that I wrapped around the first presentation of my data for the Ketogains Seminar.

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Elizabeth
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Hello! I would love to share your presentation with my father, but he is deaf. Do you have a transcript we can access or is it possible to add CC to the you tube video? Thank you!

Chris
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Hi Dave, thanks for your work. I’ve enjoyed your twitter feed and will be perusing your site here. I tweeted you about a patient of mine who has familial hypergyceridemia with Trg in the thousands. Currently Crestor and Tricor for this. he is motivated and now has a recent dx of DMT2 with a hgb A1C of 6.7. He is seeking dietary intervention. I’ve been a proponent of low carb high fat diets for many of my DMT2 patients and am having success coaching this, but had some pause in this gentleman given his Trg. He is reticent to start… Read more »
Kaiden
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I have two sets of test results. I did the protocol backwards (5000 calories first, then 500 calories). They weren’t NMR. They do contain some other numbers I found interesting. The high-day test did come back with elevated BUN. Is this common (i.e. because of the high amount of protein)? Either way, I’ll ask my doctor to rerun the test after a week of fasting.

Andrew
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Hi Dave, I was recently turned-on to your Biohackers podcast interview & on one hand, am excited to tap into a LCHF / Keto community however am now slightly in panic mode after my first NMR, which is the second cholesterol test since going LCHF. Your thoughts would be wonderful. Below are my NMR results from Monday, June 5 2017: – Total Cholesterol: 233, down from 254 on 10/6/16 (first test on LCHF) up from 202 from my last test before going LCHF – HDL-C: 67, down from 71 on 10/6/16 (first test on LCHF) up from 55 from my… Read more »
Lars Behme
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Dave, I am going to schedule my next blood test, I find the calorie intake for your protocol challenging :). I am T2D, off meds, but am keeping my carbs below 10g a day – any hint/ suggestion on how to beef it all up while keeping the carbs at that level (if it “has” to be 3%) ?
thanks for your time.
\Lars; Ireland

Lars Behme
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True, I did a test run, and managed around 1780 cals… natural carbs, even the mascarpone was made from farm made double cream which raw milk was used for – where I actually know the cow it came from… I was truly sick munching away – Let’s see how I will manage that huge amount :), and if the blood sugar is a wee higher (didn’t rise over 5 today) so be it. Factory based oils don’t usually hit my table (The blessings of living in rural Ireland and knowing the farmers, I guess).- Thanks Dave, good words.
\Lars

Latife
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In relating your calling ‘Lean-Mass-Hyper responders’ and exercise part, I am bit confused and want to ask some questions. Let say I am a lean person and have lower glycogen stores. I regularly do exercises after low carb high fat dinner (about 2 hours after dinner). Also during day I am quite active physically doing kitchen, garden, shopping works etc. (or playing with kids). in this case my body uses fat or glucose? How long takes my body to use glucose or glycogen? If I have lower glycogen stores and think my body uses it during HIIT exercise and after… Read more »
Ian
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Hi Dave
Thanks you for your blog and the video of your latest research.

Just a question about the lipid response to fat intake. In your studies (fasting, 5000 calories, etc) were you able to test the ldl subfractions (1 to 6)? Reason for asking is – maybe the LDL overall drops on high fat intake but the profile becomes more atherogenic (or vice versa). Hope that makes some kind of sense.

regards
IanA

b. holiday
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Hi Dave. I want to report my results. I ate 4000 calories on Monday, 400 grams of fat. 5000 calories on Tuesday, 500 grams of fat. 5000 calories on Wednesday 500 grams of fat. 5000 calories on Thursday, 500 grams of fat. Tested blood glucose and ketones every night around 8PM. Blood sugar in 70-80’s. Ketones from 4-7.8. Last meal around 4pm on Thursday. Blood test 8:15 am Friday. LDL-P >3500 High. LDL-C >429 High. HDL-C 74 Triglycerides 147 Cholesterol, Total 532 High. HDL-P (Total) 34.3. Small LDL-P 219 LDL Size 22.3 LP-IR Score: 51 High. Do these numbers look… Read more »
Gina
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First, thank you for the blog and all of the information you have been providing to us. I am also a hyper responder. When I started a ketogenic diet, my total cholesterol steadily rose to the 500+ range. After three years of being on the diet and improving all of my health markers, including a 100+ weight loss, my total cholesterol has slowly been going down and it’s currently at 345. I am not concerned over my cholesterol as I don’t believe in the lipid hypothesis but I am very interested in lipids, especially how LDL works. Excuse my ignorance… Read more »
Craig
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Gina, Unfortunately, most doctors aren’t as informed about TC/LDL as they should be regarding both it’s predictive power as a risk factor and its dynamic variability. Instead of educating them, it’s often easiest just to give them a ‘good’ number and move on. If you have a LCHF-friendly doctor who is more interested in measuring insulin resistance, inflammation, and atherosclerosis, you don’t need the protocol. The research so far has shown that the lipid system is highly dynamic, and more is going on than the conventional wisdom suggests. There is still a lot more to figure out, and we don’t… Read more »
Gina
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Thank you Craig.

Joe
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Hi Dave, Your research is really fascinating- I as well had higher LDL numbers when I started the low-carb/Keto diet. The only thing is when my doctor tests my cholesterol he absolutely insists that I take the test non-fasting. When I look at the numbers with a layman’s eye, the numbers are always outside of the normal reference ranges- I.e: Either the ldl to high or the hdl is too low or both. He never seems concerned an always tells me everything is OK Do you take your tests on a full or empty stomach? Do you think there is… Read more »
Jan Bardot
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Hi Dave,
I just met you at San Diego LCHF. My name is, Jan an empath, the retired professional athlete, massage therapist and you read my NMR. I loved your presentation and your passion for getting the true data out about what cholesterol numbers really mean. Thank you very much.

Please let me know the dates in advanced so I can plan. As I said to you yesterday I am now single with no children which gives me the freedom to travel.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jan

RS Weir
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Hi Dave: Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question…but here goes. I’ve been on a keto program for the last five years. Virtually no carbs other than leafy greens, cauliflower etc.. Yet fasting glucose is 96. However, fasting insulin is 2 which gives a very favorable HOMA_IR of .47. I am curious as to why the glucose remains in the 90s. I would think that with no carbs I could get it lower. Does the low carb, high fat, moderate protein diet produce such low insulin that consequently glucose cannot be driven down below 90… Read more »
Craig
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Check out Dave’s comment from today at 11:32 in The Game of Glucose. Your muscles learn to ignore the glucose so that its only used by tissues that require it.

Matt Allington
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Hi Dave.

Matt here (twitter @exceleratorbi). I would love to work with you to help visualise your data. I am a professional data consultant and made keto guy.

Mary
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Former Reliability Engineer here. This stuff is fascinating. Would love to see someone decompose dietary “risk factors” and associations into a ranked list of 1st order, 2nd order, 3rd order effects. Does anyone think that’s possible? After the 1st order effects, genetics, microbes, frank poisons, (known and unknown exposures), accidents, available calories ( non starvation), exercise levels, even background radiation, a lot of medical science “risks analysis” especially from nutrition, looks pretty specious to me. Presumably the goals are to not die sooner or more painfully than needful and to function well. The first goal is more clear than the… Read more »
Kathy Kennedy
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Hi Dave, Glad to have found your blog. I had suffered for well over 15 years with horrendous digestive problems. After much trial and error, I tried a no starch diet and the results were incredible. It was the first thing that actually helped me. I eventually discovered that eating as close to zero carb as possible has given me the best symptom control to date. I am probably not in ketosis because I eat a fair amount of protein. I do what works for me. I read that the body handles saturated fat differently on low carb or keto… Read more »
Ted
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I’m curious if you have considered Dr. Thomas Cowan’s theory on the causes of heart attack. His explanation, while not an explanation of how dietary cholesterol or blood lipids work, it shows that the root cause of heart attacks is not blocked arteries, it’s capillary dysfunction, stress and poor para sympathetic response.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1021/7291/files/What-Causes-Heart-Attacks-Cowan-reprint.pdf?10079655763935097707

Ann
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Hi Dave. I’ve been on lchf keto for around 18 months, I’m 55 and recently passed menopause (still getting hot flashes, so not settled and my weight hasn’t really budged (bmi 28.5)) but feeling good and fit and healthy. However, got cholesterol reults today – first since being keto and they are: TRIGLYCERIDES 1.4 mmol/L CHOLESTEROL 10.8 mmol/L HDL CHOLESTEROL 2.6 mmol/L LDL CHOLESTEROL 7.6 mmol/L Non-HDL Cholesterol 8.2 mmol/l HLD as % of total – 24 My hsCRP was nice and low at 0.5 mg/l So, trigs and inflammation not bad, but rest much higher than expected (and comparable… Read more »
Antonia Montoya
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Dear Dave, First of all I want to thank you for dedicating your time to research and for sharing it openly, it has been really helpful and a big insight for me in my current situation. My name is Antonia Montoya and I am from Colombia, South America. I am a women, 32-years old, 5’6” and my current weight is 147 lbs. I have been on a low carb diet for the past 5 months and I have lost around 19 lbs. Last week I had my blood work done and I was really shocked with my cholesterol levels. I… Read more »
Dean
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Hi Dave, I’ve been diving into your research and trying to fully understand it. I am a 49 yr old male who has been diagnosed with high cholesterol most of my adult life. I have been on 10 mg of statin for years. I am also on LCHF and continue to get high cholesterol numbers. I feel silly asking this, but I seem to be missing a simple point of your research. The event that led you to this was being on LCHF and getting high cholesterol numbers. However, your inversion experiment shows that the more fat you eat, the… Read more »
Helena
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Hi Dave, One of the factors that’s mentioned as a possible cause of elevated cholesterol numbers is weight loss. Is there any information available on how long after weight stabilization that persists? Since Jan. 18, 2017, I have been on a ketogenic LCHF diet, and have lost 20kg, which was close to 30% of my body weight when I started (No, I’m not anorexic, just short & small-boned!). Currently I’m within two kilo of my target weight and am beginning to work on stabilizing my weight. I had blood work done on Nov. 4. Below, I’ve compared the results from… Read more »
Vik
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Hi Dave I just came across your blog and it has been very helpful. This is very informative and thank you for all the knowledge you are sharing. I need your help and some advice on my cholesterol situation if you dont mind. I am 40 yr old male and mostly been diagnosed to border level cholesterol from past 5 years. I have been working very hard at the gym and lifestyle to improve my cholesterol levels. But unfortunately this does not help me much and I bumped into the Keto diet. I have been on Vegetarian Keto Diet (eat… Read more »
EvgeniaBB
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How can you be sure that cholesterol drops due to a huge amount of calories and not due to the fact that excessive protein and part of the fat you consume on the days before the test? It seems that the protein you eat on usual days is largely sufficient for the body and all the extra will be converted to glucose?
The fact that only 95g of glucose is needed to drop cholesterol also seems to support this hypothesis.

Helena
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Hi Dave, Thanks for clearing up my conversion confusion – if I’ve calculated correctly, my TG/HDL ratio is 1.15539, which is a number to be pleased about! Last January, I expected that, if I lost the extra weight I was carrying, my doctor would be happy with the results. Now, even though I have, talking with her is probably going to get “interesting”. Though I wasn’t pre-diabetic, and not suffering from insulin resistance, I was worried about my weight and blood pressure. After ten years of battling a slow but inexorable weight gain, and developing borderline hypertension, I went on… Read more »
Dr D Taylor
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Hi Dave I am a UK based zero energy architect/renewable energy engineer who has been LCHF for about 14 years and have been time limited feeding (usually 16:8) and also occasional intermittent fasting. As I had a blood test recently I fasted for about 2.5 days prior to the blood test as my focus was on keeping blood glucose levels low. I was somewhat surprised to find that my cholesterol came back high as did my trigs. I was perplexed for a while then I remembered your presentation at Low Carb Breckinridge and I think that you mentioned that when… Read more »
Corey
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Dave,

I just tried your protocol twice after being prescribed cholesterol lowering medication. After the second try my Lipid panel came back within normal levels.

Total Cholesterol:
11/11 – 395

11/17 – 242

11/22 – 186

I would be honored to share more my blood test and food journal if it would be of benefit.

Thank you for sharing this information.

Craig
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Awesome, Corey. We are certainly interested in gathering citizen scientist data!

First, what were the TC/TG/HDL-C/LDL-C numbers? That would let us plot you on the Blood Pool visualizations.

So 11/11 was a low-calorie phase and 11/17 and 11/22 both high calorie phases?

Ron
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Hello Dave, I hope you can give me some advice on my Lipid numbers. I have been keeping my blood work numbers from my late 30s. I didn’t have blood work done any more often than what was required by an insurance company or as part of a normal checkup. My family history seems to show that we have higher Triglycerides than most people, and I tried to lower them by staying in good shape and eating healthy. My game plan had been to eat low fat and if I did eat fat, it would be the “healthier” fats (EVO,… Read more »
Ron
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Hello Dave, I don’t think there was any specific markers that led my Doctor to suggest the Thyroid test. He is a really good guy that is more open to correcting health issues naturally if possible and he suggested we should do a Thyroid test since I had never had one before. After looking at potential causes of Hypothyroidism, one cause can be lack of Iodine, and I actually supplemented that for six months without positive results before going on the hormone. As far as your thoughts that I could be in a “energy surplus”, I will tell you that… Read more »
Chris Kunselman
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Hi Dave. Thanks for your resources and research. I’ve been traditionally high in cholesterol all my life. I went LCHF about 2 yrs ago. I am fat adapted and typically in mild ketosis. Just got my numbers again and I’m confused. I think I’m a hyper responder. Will get tested for FH. In general my TG to HDL ration is less than 2 which I think means good. But the other numbers worry me. I am active and in shape but not exactly lean. I would like to lose another 20-25 lbs. What are your thoughts? Total: 353 HDL: 67… Read more »
Tim
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Hi Dave.

Haven’t looked at the site for awhile, but I see you have been busy.

You may be aware of the following paper by, among others Volek and Phinney, apologies if so.
It looks analytically at stepwise increments of carbs and decrements of fat in a controlled feeding experiment.
Although the emphasis is on the disconnect between dietary and plasma fat, there is an interesting sidebar on plasma cholesterol versus dietary fat that supports your main thesis.

Enjoy.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0113605#pone.0113605-Aarsland1

Diane
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Hello. I’m not a Keto dieter and my carb ingestion is probably a bit more than a true low carb diet, maybe more in the daily 80-150 grams or fewer range. My weight is on the low side for my height/age (BMI just touch over 20). My cholesterol numbers have been trending upward the last decade or so, even when I ate true low carb for a while. Lately they’ve gone up quite a bit, with LDL going up enough to get my primary doctor’s attention, from 177 to 219. She retested it 5 weeks later and it went up… Read more »
Scott Belanger
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Hi Dave I appreciate all of your information and hard work behind the scenes you bring to we lay people. I’m due for a lipid panel in 2 weeks. I’d like to know if for the 3 days prior to the blood draw if I eat mainly copious amounts of raw macadamia nuts ,avocados and bacon trying for around 5000 calories each day should I see favorable lipid panel results compared to my last one I did 3 months ago while eating a low carb diet ( but not the very high fat like I plan on doing this go… Read more »
Maia Jensen
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Hi Dave, I’m just wondering if you have done any cholesterol testing with regards to eating keto and being dehydrated vs not being dehydrated? I recently had blood work done and my numbers are as follows (I have been pretty strict keto for nearly 2 years): Tryg: 94 (up from 83 six months prior) HDL: 56 (down from 64) LDL: 196 (down from 240) I’m a tad confused as to why my tryglycerides would have gone up and HDL gone down, but given the ratio I’m not highly concerned (although my doctor is slightly panicked and wants to put me… Read more »
Matthew
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LI’m so confused. I’m trying to understand all this info and it’s frustrating. I am on 40mg a day of Atorvastatin and I hate this medicine. I’m using keto and love it. I have managed to lower my blood pressure enough to come off 1 of my meds. My goal is to be medicine free and I’m using keto to do this. Can you please help me better understand my LDL/HDL numbers and what I can do to improve them? I was told to focus on “cleaning” my arteries and that would help improve cholesterol. But I’ve also been told… Read more »
Linda Hunkele
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Greeting! I have been strictly keto for 5-months. My most recent cholesterol test show a rise across the board including my triglycerides (before keto 102; 30-days keto 133; 5-mos keto 150). Not sure what to make of this, any info you can point me to?

Bahram
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Hi Dave, i got to know about from the 2 Keto dudes and went over yours interviews and presentations. You make a very compelling case for the correlation of lipoproteins and TG/Cholesterol transport in the blood with keto diets and fasting states. As a biologist, I think your model seems very good and you data clearly support it well. What I am missing is the role of HDL in this model. If the LDL (U and V variantes specially) are the long range transport vesicles, and the local distribution from the fat tissue to the local TG consumers is done… Read more »
Ruth
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Hi Dave, Here are my numbers, this really freaks out all the wellness workers every time. The one time they checked it twice thinking something was wrong with their equipment. They see the other good numbers for blood pressure and blood sugar and are beside themselves. I am 51 and have been low carb many years, after I lost weight my cholesterol shot up. I feel great. Thanks for all your info, I feel at times I am a lone duck with this, but after following this site I realize I am not alone. Tc 359 LDL 273 Hdl 76… Read more »
Jarrod Payne
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Hi Dave. I have recently found your experiments and it has been really interesting and helpful in helping make sense of my own numbers. I am a researcher by trade so i was wondering if a) I can help in any way with your experiments or analysis, b) whether adding my data to the pool would be useful For context i have always had high cholesterol as does my whole family. Genetic testing shows that i have increased ldl, decreased hdl and high trigs due to CELSR2, APOC1, PSRC1, APOE, CR1L mutations. I have been keto since 2014 and this… Read more »
Jim Wheeler
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Hi Dave! Love your blog. Love your videos. I just discovered yesterday that I am apparently a hyper responder. He’s my story: I’m 49 years old, not very active. I started Keto a couple years ago and have lost 40 lbs over the two years. Initially I was taking a statin. While on a Statin, my total Cholesterol was about 180. My LDL was about 115. My HDL was about 50. My Triglycerides were about 95. Then about four months ago, I decided to stop taking my statin to see what the effect would be on my lipids. So after… Read more »
Norman
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Hi Dave – I thought these figures may be of interest – I am a 62 yr old LADA diabetic on LCHF since 2013 – my LDL score started out in 2014 on 4 mmol/l moved to 9 and the latest test is 8.5 My HDL was 1.8 mmol/l at best and Trigs 1 mmol/l at best, now 2. but was as high as 2.3 mmol/l My doctor being worried suggested a CAC scan but it came out 0 and showed a strong heartbeat. I am grateful indeed, but as you can see from my lipid profile it indicates a… Read more »
Kim M
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I have been Keto since AUG 2017 (pre-keto numbers were Total: 231/LDL138/HDL 80/Trig-64 taken April 2017) as you can see, after 6 months of Keto…BIG increase. Hard to wrap my head around it. But TG/HDL ratio looks okay…. –==== CholesterolCode.com Report v0.8 ====– Total Cholesterol: 688 mg/dL 17.79 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 586 mg/dL 15.15 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 72 mg/dL 1.86 mmol/L Triglycerides: 150 mg/dL 1.69 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 30 mg/dL 0.78 mmol/L >>> Medium-High Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to HDL: 0.42 >>> Medium Risk Quintile Go to https://tinyurl.com/y8hokam2 for more on Cholesterol Remnants –ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA (AIP)–… Read more »
Norman
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Hi Dave – sorry about the gremlins – below is the full picture – My confusion is because of my 0 CAC score and no problem with liver – kidneys – blood pressure – hba1c – 6.3 and test reveal large particle size – Regards -==== CholesterolCode.com/Report v0.9.2 ====– …5 years on LCHF (20g to 120g carbs) ::: 12 hours water fasted… Total Cholesterol: 406 mg/dL 10.5 mmol/L LDL Cholesterol: 329 mg/dL 8.5 mmol/L HDL Cholesterol: 50 mg/dL 1.3 mmol/L Triglycerides: 204 mg/dL 2.3 mmol/L –CHOLESTEROL REMNANTS– Remnant Cholesterol: 27 mg/dL 0.7 mmol/L >>> Medium-High Risk Quintile Remnant Chol to… Read more »
Kevin
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Your blog is amazing, thank you for sharing all the information! I would really, really, really love to read about these variables and how they might impact results: 1. Apoe-4 and, in particular, Apoe 4/4 vs. other genotypes (I’m not sure if you know your genotype but this might be possible if a community of people with different genotypes does similar experiments) 2. Holding total calories, total carbs (let’s say medium), and total fat constant, drill down into effects of MUFA vs SUFA and even better MUFA vs specific types of SUFA, e.g. a week of getting 90% of fat… Read more »
Bernd Biermann
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Hi Dave, I just saw your Youtube Video about high fat diet on Cholesterol. Very impressive. I’m going to start Keto, but i’m also afraid about the high fat intake to my Body, I have a triglyceride-anemia. My highest result was Trigs: 1148, Cholesterol 598, LDL not measurable and HDL 33. I’m on Statines and Ezetimibe which keep my values in order. My Question: Do you see a Chance to start LCHF to get rid of the tablets or do you see the Chance of LCHF is working for me even with the medicine. i’m also having Diabetes 2 (15,2),… Read more »
Sylvia
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Hi Dave! Have been fascinated with your presentations thus far and can’t wait for what’s to come especially on remnant cholesterol. The following are my latest lab test but I will be doing your protocol soon hopefully the 10+ day protocol but for now here’s the latest also I’ve been doing LCHF/Keto since August of 2017 but not strict my fault when I travel I tend to go off here and there but not too crazy 🙂 Total CH-202 HDL-67 LDL-118 TRIG-75 Chol/HDLC Ratio-3.0 LDL/HDL Ratio-1.8 Non-HDL Chol-135 Lipoprotein-10 HS CRP-0.7 T3 uptake-31. (Normal) T4 Total-5.7 (normal) Free T4 index-1.8… Read more »
Lee
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Hi Dave! Thank you for all the work you are doing, this is all very fascinating! I have been carnivore since Jan 1st, and I recently got my blood work done. Last time I had it done was July of 2017. But, I’m just not sure how to read it. Is there anyone you would recommend or any resources to refer to in regards to reading everything? Here are my results: Total Cholesterol 226 (High) (was 181 in 7/17) HDL Cholesterol 45 (was 58 in 7/17) Triglycerides 46 (was 58 in 7/17) LDL Cholesterol 167 (High)(was 111 in 7/17) CHOL/HDLC… Read more »
George
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Dear Dave, I came across your videos in youtube and this website only yesterday. Thank you! I am extremely glad to see what you do, which is so relevant to me being (very likely) a hyper-responder myself, who had to quit LCHF (see ‘My LCHF history’ below, after my questions for you listed next)! Now by seeing all the amazing information that you have been putting forth, I am eager to restart the LCHF diet. To that end, I would like a few clarifications from you on some of the things to have mentioned in your blog: – When you… Read more »
Maryann+D
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I wanted to get back to you on the Feldman protocol I followed for my blood work. I ate an average over the 3 days of 251 grams of fat daily, 27 grams of carbs daily, 93 grams of protein daily and 2190 calories daily. I am a 72 year old woman with moderate activity level. My CAC score was 200. My previous blood work in Nov. ’17 was TC (288), after the protocol (March 2018) (313); Triglycerides Nov. ’17 (156), after the protocol (155); HDL Nov.’17( 63), after the protocol (66); LDL Nov. ’17 (194), after the protocol 213.… Read more »
Mike
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I had blood drawn for an NMR test through Requestatest.com baseline on Friday, March 30, after fasting for 13 hours. I ate 4,900-5,000 calories, 80% of them from fat and under 4% from cards, each day staring Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4. I had no coconut oil, MCT or coffee any of those three days. I had blood drawn again for a second NMR test on the morning of Thursday, April 5, after fasting for 13 hours. While I used no coconut oil, it dawned on me the second day of the second run-through that I was drinking… Read more »
Mike
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I apologize. I typed the numbers in as a nicely spaced table, but the [spaces] apparently do not hold up when posted.