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Why do some people get high cholesterol from butter

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 03, 2013 at 1:17 AM

I've seen posts from Travis culp and others about extremely high serum cholesterol when they eat butter or dairy fat in general. I worry because I use butter alot, the source is pretty good, it's organic meadow regular salted butter, of which they had these clams about the feed

"Organic Meadow is a Co-operative with each of our small family-run farms (the herd sizes range in size from 10 to 80 cows) being independently owned and operated. What happens on each farm is slightly different, depending on the cow breed, the soil type, the amount of land they have etc.

Being certified organic, our producers must abide by the organic rules which include that the cows eat primarily grass - so it would apply to all of the co-ops farms.

Throughout the warm months they are out to pasture between April and November eating what they graze. In general the cows are fed approx. 95-100% grass because it???s readily available.

In summer and fall our farmers harvest hay to store and feed the cows during the winter months when the cows are not on pasture. During this time they are also fed a small percentage of grains such as alfalfa, peas, oats, soybeans and corn. In winter the amount of grass would be about 70-85% depending on the farm and the quantity of the hay that they were able to bring in from their fields.

I was just wondering if it was from the butter as I use about 3-4 tablespoons a day because it sucks to throw out quality butter that has gone rancid, not to mention it tastes amazing

50ef4a664144b97faa37430916739309

on September 03, 2013
at 08:49 PM

The likelihood that the OP has Familial Heterozygous Hypercholesterolemia (FHH) is 0.2% of the general population. The original post did not especially indicate that. HFLC dietary advice is compatible with FHH (http://goo.gl/P7DWdL). FHH is a gene expression, not a death sentence (http://goo.gl/bu9U0g). Whether a clinical cutoff of Total Cholesterol exists or is relevant for the other 99.8% of the population depends on how sound the conventional assumptions are (http://goo.gl/9HpOgA).

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on September 03, 2013
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High cholesterol is not normal, particularly the serum cholesterol that dairy-sensitive people observe (TC > 300). At that high level of cholesterol, type isn't important, there's biochemical dysfunction occurring. It's irresponsible to ignore that.

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on September 03, 2013
at 02:59 AM

do you have high cholesterol...if not, i would not worry about, if you do have high cholesterol, then i hope you get some good answers

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 03, 2013
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Unless you added butter in your diet and your serum lipids took a dive, there's nothing really to worry about. A minority of people react poorly to dairy fat, it's just something to be aware of (not something to worry about).

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50ef4a664144b97faa37430916739309

on September 03, 2013
at 02:58 AM

Keep the butter. The quality of the lipids in grass-fed organic butter should be very good. This is what you are tasting.

Don't worry about the cholesterol. Cholesterol is an essential cellular compound. Its occurrence at the location of arterial inflammation is like targeting ambulances for being at the scene of car accident. Unless the ambulance is on fire (Type-B Low Density Lipoprotein).

Additionally, serum cholesterol is a pointless aggregate metric which requires fairly advanced tests to distinguish between High Density, Low Density Type-A, Low Density Type-B and other lipoprotein groups. Metabolism of sugar is the most common source of Type-B LDL.

P.S. You might want to indent and quote the middle four paragraphs of your question; otherwise this post reads like spam.

50ef4a664144b97faa37430916739309

on September 03, 2013
at 08:49 PM

The likelihood that the OP has Familial Heterozygous Hypercholesterolemia (FHH) is 0.2% of the general population. The original post did not especially indicate that. HFLC dietary advice is compatible with FHH (http://goo.gl/P7DWdL). FHH is a gene expression, not a death sentence (http://goo.gl/bu9U0g). Whether a clinical cutoff of Total Cholesterol exists or is relevant for the other 99.8% of the population depends on how sound the conventional assumptions are (http://goo.gl/9HpOgA).

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 03, 2013
at 12:45 PM

High cholesterol is not normal, particularly the serum cholesterol that dairy-sensitive people observe (TC > 300). At that high level of cholesterol, type isn't important, there's biochemical dysfunction occurring. It's irresponsible to ignore that.

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