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Plz have a look at my wife's recent lipid scores. Seeking understanding

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Total Cholesterol 331 with HDL at a whopping 175 and LDL at 135. Triglycerides are at 56.

That's the highest HDL I've ever seen. Do folks think these are accurate results given the low triglyceride levels? Or what? thanks

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on June 13, 2012
at 03:25 AM

Also, a particle size test for the HDL could reveal CVD risk: the larger HDL size (unlike the LDL particle size) signals more danger and infectious activity (see PHD) than low particle size. There is a lot more to the high HDL mantra than what's normally talked about. There are always exceptions and outliers.

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on June 13, 2012
at 03:23 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20412290

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

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at 03:23 AM

I would check out this article and do your own search in google, "high HDL and high CRP". You'll run into article which associate high CVD risk with high HDL and CRP and low Trigs, which is counterintuitive and runs counter to what's usually talked about here. A certain subgroup of people with very high HDLs, when accompanied by high CRP and low Trigs, could actually signal very high CVD risk. Test her CRP and otehr independent risk factors of CVD: BP, LP(a), Ferritin, Fibrinogen, etc.

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on June 13, 2012
at 12:24 AM

I would also retest with a different lab.

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at 09:17 PM

In 2006 HDL was 94 and a year ago it was 103, so yes, she usually has high HDL... but not that high.

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I remember reading in some place that low triglycerides will mess with the accuracy of the TC levels. My wife never had high cholesterol before, never above 240 or so.

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I definately would retest.

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5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

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on June 12, 2012
at 04:20 PM

First ask your wife whether her HDL is normally that high. If not, you need to check inflammation markers like CRP, since very high HDL is indicative of an immune reaction.

Her HDL is more than half of TC and that's usually an error or some type of infectious activity taking hold. If you want to know more, read PHD's blog about this:

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/category/disease/cvd/

Her doc should have told her something about it.

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

(345)

on June 13, 2012
at 03:25 AM

Also, a particle size test for the HDL could reveal CVD risk: the larger HDL size (unlike the LDL particle size) signals more danger and infectious activity (see PHD) than low particle size. There is a lot more to the high HDL mantra than what's normally talked about. There are always exceptions and outliers.

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

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on June 12, 2012
at 09:17 PM

In 2006 HDL was 94 and a year ago it was 103, so yes, she usually has high HDL... but not that high.

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

(345)

on June 13, 2012
at 03:23 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20412290

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

(345)

on June 13, 2012
at 03:23 AM

I would check out this article and do your own search in google, "high HDL and high CRP". You'll run into article which associate high CVD risk with high HDL and CRP and low Trigs, which is counterintuitive and runs counter to what's usually talked about here. A certain subgroup of people with very high HDLs, when accompanied by high CRP and low Trigs, could actually signal very high CVD risk. Test her CRP and otehr independent risk factors of CVD: BP, LP(a), Ferritin, Fibrinogen, etc.

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on June 12, 2012
at 10:11 PM

That's the highest HDL I've ever seen. I'd retest just because of that but other wise my response is: Cool.

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on June 12, 2012
at 01:06 PM

56/175=0.32 which is <2 meaning most likely mostly fluffy and not dense LDL. (Just trying out the new equation I learnt).

As for if its accurate, I have not a clue. That does seems like a high HDL. What triglycerides level is too low? or HDL too high?

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

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on June 12, 2012
at 03:21 PM

I remember reading in some place that low triglycerides will mess with the accuracy of the TC levels. My wife never had high cholesterol before, never above 240 or so.

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forgot to check the notify by email.

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