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Jan 24

The Cholesterol Code Facebook Group Launches Today

This has been a long time coming. But rather than write a long post about it, just come and visit.

’nuff said.

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My name is Joyce ,last year I was 358 pounds, today I am 216 ,but my colesterol is up to 230, it was 180 last year. MyDrsays stop keto, but I know if I do I will gain it back. What is going on and what do I do.

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Hi Joyce. Dave has actually done an interesting experiment regarding weight and cholesterol levels. Namely, he gained weight, and then lost it again. He presented this information, I believe both at Low Carb Houston, and Low Carb Denver this year, but I don’t think the videos are up yet.
Anyway, the gist of it is that as he lost weight, his cholesterol went up, even though diet was controlled. This may be related to the energy model of cholesterol metabolism.

If you’re not sure what to do you may want to consider looking at the over all context of your numbers. For example, what is your HDL and triglycerides? These levels, according to some research, can help change the risk of LDL levels. They’re also marked as being better predictors of risk than LDL alone for women specifically.
You can also try putting your numbers into our report tool, as it offers a couple different measures of risk, as well.