Other primates/mammals blood cholesterol/blood lipids levels?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 01, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Hi Guys,

I remember reading somewhere (or hearing on Paleolithic Solutions Podcast) that the blood cholesterol/lipids/hdl/ldl/etc markers are similar in hunter gatherers, newborn babies, and then possibly other primates and even other mammals. Of course all of them differ to what 'modern medicine' deems optimal... Anyway I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction to read more about this, as obviously I hardly remember any of it and I love the idea and would like to learn more.

Thank you!




on July 01, 2010
at 12:45 PM

Great question! Normal could just be the average of alot of sick people



on July 01, 2010
at 10:52 AM

I love this question - looking forward to the answers!

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on July 01, 2010
at 09:30 PM


There is a graph on page 6 with some comparisons of average total cholesterol levels from different mammal species and human hunter-gatherer groups. I'll have a look if there is anything more detailed out there.


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