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xanthelasmata and fat intake

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 04, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Anybody else have this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthelasma. I have had these since before paleo,(over 2 years now). I noticed that one has gotten slightly bigger lately. It's a cholesterol marker, but none of the literature mentions HDL, LDL levels. Just want to see if anyone has looked into this or had them removed. Thanks.

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No, I have not been tested for that. My last blood work shows my cholesterol was relatively normal. My LDL was just over the upper limit of normal and my HDL/total ratio was just at the upper limit as well, but I didn't have a particle size test. There wasn't any alarming levels enough to concern the doctor.

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On the wiki page you linked to they said it is most likely hereditary and will grow over time and no direct link has been connected with dietary cholesterol.

I don' know, how fast are they growing? If they are growing in leaps and bounds since diet change I would certainly entertain the idea that they could be influenced by diet, but if they are growing slowly that just sounds like the nature of the beast.

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Have you been tested for familial cholesterol problems etc? This is one of the occasions medication is important.

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No, I have not been tested for that. My last blood work shows my cholesterol was relatively normal. My LDL was just over the upper limit of normal and my HDL/total ratio was just at the upper limit as well, but I didn't have a particle size test. There wasn't any alarming levels enough to concern the doctor.

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