Again, The LDL Value Is Calculated

Again, The LDL Value Is Calculated

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My doctor provided me the typical advice in such cases: exercise, lose weight, and, most importantly, reduce your consumption of saturated fat. I used to be told that I would probably have to take statins also, as my high LDL likely had something to do with my genetic makeup. Again, this is quite standard, and we see it all over the accepted place, in advertisements for statins particularly.

I informed my doctor that I would do some research on this issue, which I am going to save for other articles. I want to get to the true point, by telling you what my lipid profile is today – LDL: 123, HDL: 66, triglycerides: 46. Again, the LDL value is determined.

I am weighing about 152 lbs now, with about 13 percent of surplus fat. The HDL and triglycerides quantities above are shown in strong font because my research convinced me these two numbers will be the ones most people should really worry about when attempting to address what’s known as dyslipidemia. Here I am assuming that only standard lipid information are available; there are better alternatives, such as particle type analyses, that are not standard yet.

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Many people who suffer from coronary disease have low LDL cholesterol, but hardly any of these have high HDL cholesterol, which is among the best predictors of cardiovascular disease among lipids. More specifically, if an HDL is got by you higher than 60, you have a very small chance of developing cardiovascular disease.

Interestingly, low HDL cholesterol is associated with the metabolic syndrome also. Now, you might ask, how did you boost your HDL? Well, I tried a number of things – lifestyle changes – and got a bloodstream test every a few months. After a while I was able to put all the methods in a spreadsheet desk, and correlate them utilizing a statistical software which i developed, to give me a concept of what was going on. Weight was a big factor on LDL, and I could bring my weight down to 150 lbs and my LDL to below 100 sooner or later.

For me, and many other people, bodyweight and LDL cholesterol are highly and positively correlated (the bigger the weight, the bigger the LDL cholesterol – actually body fat seems to be the true culprit). Moreover, my LDL appeared to reduce more markedly when my weight was on the way down, and not as much when it was steady, if low even. However the HDL would only increase if I increased my saturated fat intake. AFTER I brought my consumption of enhanced carbs and sugars right down to zero, my consumption of proteins and up saturated fat went.

Either that could happen, or I’d starve, because you have to consume something. Also, I significantly increased my dietary cholesterol – two to four eggs per day, organ meats, and seafood. Then my HDL up shot, to 66, and my LDL down went. Yes, my LDL levels seem to be negatively correlated with dietary saturated cholesterol and fat amounts, as as I do not consume enhanced carbs and sugar long. Moreover, it’s very likely that my LDL particle size increased, and large LDL particles USUALLY DO NOT cause atherosclerosis because they can not penetrate the artery walls.

So, the end result is that, at least for me personally, a rise in saturated fat and a Reduction in sophisticated carbs and sugars, happening together, seem to took me out of my previous path toward the metabolic symptoms. Moreover, I feel much more energetic than before, my disease fighting capability appears to have become better at fighting disease, and even my pollen allergies aren’t as bad as they were before. Admittedly, these benefits may be strongly from the weight loss and the related decrease in body fat percentage. This post is hoped by me is helpful to others.