Why Increase LDL and TC in Paleo for 2years

Answered on July 30, 2018
Created July 28, 2018 at 8:15 AM

need help to lower LDL and TC in paleo

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on July 30, 2018
at 03:06 PM

As raydawg says, many things can affect LDL. However, it is not uncommon for paleo eaters to see higher LDL. One of the many functions of LDL is to deliver fats (carried in triglyceride form) to be used for energy. If you eat a lot of fat, or if you are burning body fat, LDL will help to move those fat molecules around.

What to do about high LDL is controversial in paleo circles. One thing to consider is that atherosclerosis accumulates more or less gradually over years. If you are losing weight at a good rate or have become much healthier in other ways, then you may want to continue until things change. If eating paleo is optional for you - i.e., you would be fine on another eating plan - or if you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, you may want to try something different.



on July 29, 2018
at 05:45 PM

What makes you think that in two years nothing else has happened in your life to cause the increase of LDL and triglycerides, and it's somehow the fault of not eating grains, legumes, dairy, bad fats, artificial colors, preservatives, and other junk food?

There are many factors that can cause this, including consuming higher carbs instead of higher fats, lack of certain nutrients such as egg yolks/liver, or an infection of some sort. LDL and HDL actually have roles to play in the immune system as well.

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