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Effect of Butter Intake on Lipid Profile

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 15, 2012 at 1:15 AM

2/28/2011 Tons of butter every day
Total Cholesterol: 391
HDL: 55
LDL: 269 (Iranian)

5/03/2011 No butter from time of last result
Total Cholesterol: 323
HDL: 67
LDL: 192 (Iranian)

3/13/2012 Very rarely consumed butter from time of last result
Total Cholesterol: 215
HDL: 61
LDL: 145 (Iranian)

Just a head's up for anyone who finds that their cholesterol levels are strikingly elevated and also consumes a lot of butter and/or cream. Clearly there is variation between individuals and many can churn through (so to speak) the amount of butter I was eating with no differences in their lipid profile. For those who are affected, this may be something to consider.

I went into the link in a little more detail here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/36855/i-think-i-may-have-figured-out-why-some-of-us-have-really-high-ldl#axzz1p8t3vHOa

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on March 16, 2012
at 11:45 AM

Perhaps it could just be a lowered saturated fat intake, regardless of the source?

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on March 15, 2012
at 09:08 PM

Didn't drink any milk during any of those periods and rarely ate cheese during all periods. From the studies I've seen, it's specifically butter and cream that cause a noticeable effect, though I suppose enough milk or cheese would approach that.

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on March 15, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Did you restrict any other dairy, such as milk?

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on March 15, 2012
at 08:57 AM

I had similar experience as Travis. But what did the most difference that the dreaded "crhonic cardio" drops my LDL very efficiently. I used to to alot of road cycling whole my life, then stopped for two years and now started it again. I had great improvements in lipids. I guess my metabolism is quite efficient burning fat when road cycling and i shocked it of stopping it totally. I dont really lift much weights becouse i enjoy cycling. My HDL is now like 115 and trigs 25. Still waiting the LDL to drop, i will get retested later summer.

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on March 15, 2012
at 05:46 AM

Interesting; I didn't know anything about that.

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:33 AM

It was all Organic Valley "pasture butter" with some non-homogenized grass-fed cream. The differential response to butter/cream seems to often split along gender lines. Couldn't tell ya why.

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:12 AM

Your talking to travois culp

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on March 15, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Looking good now at least! I wonder how your LDL would respond to pantethine supplements. Pantethine lowers all serum lipids except for HDL in controlled trials and perhaps some people have a polymorphism for poor conversion of B5 to conenzyme a, and thus poor cholesterol utilization and lipid metabolism, but pantethine circumvents that. Speculative on the explanation but it definitely helps people improve their lipid metabolism. Not that I'm saying you should go drink cream and pop pantethine and try it, maybe a small test, but I'm curious what impact it might have.

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on March 15, 2012
at 02:25 AM

Are you eating butter from grass fed or grain fed cows?

For me, my numbers went from,

paleo, without extra intentional butter- hdl- 62 ldl - 211 vldl - 20 trig - 101

post paleo + half a stick - 1/4 butter daily (grass fed) hdl- 89 ldl - 201 vldl - 10 trig - 48

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on March 15, 2012
at 08:57 AM

I had similar experience as Travis. But what did the most difference that the dreaded "crhonic cardio" drops my LDL very efficiently. I used to to alot of road cycling whole my life, then stopped for two years and now started it again. I had great improvements in lipids. I guess my metabolism is quite efficient burning fat when road cycling and i shocked it of stopping it totally. I dont really lift much weights becouse i enjoy cycling. My HDL is now like 115 and trigs 25. Still waiting the LDL to drop, i will get retested later summer.

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:12 AM

Your talking to travois culp

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:33 AM

It was all Organic Valley "pasture butter" with some non-homogenized grass-fed cream. The differential response to butter/cream seems to often split along gender lines. Couldn't tell ya why.

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