atherosclerosis predictors

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 10, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Unfortunately, for most of my adult life (I am 32 now) I was morbidly obese (140-150 kilograms, 173 cm height). The last months though I have drastically changed my lifestyle and managed to lose 25 kilograms (I am 120 kg now). I also quit smoking after 8 pack years. I follow a combination of Paleo, Atkins and Mediterranean diet and as for exercise I walk around 3-4 hours per week.

I recently had a blood test. Total cholesterol: 221, HDL-C: 42, LDL-C: 157, TGL: 109.

Unfortunately, I can't afford further tests, for example a ct scan to check possible calcification of my arteries.

Do you think that I am a good candidate for atherosclerosis? And would you recommend to supplement with K2, and at what dosage?

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on February 10, 2013
at 08:39 PM

I'd recommend k2mk4 dops by Thorne @ 1mg/drop. I'd also recommend 3 drops per day with your fattiest meal. I recommend this across the board, and even for myself.


on February 10, 2013
at 07:37 PM

Does atherosclerosis run in your family? There are many people who eat the SAD, yet never have significant problems as they age. On the other hand, some seem predisposed to it..

For K2 supplementation, butter oil capsules are usually the most efficient source. Most sources I've found suggest that a dose of roughly 5 mg/kg/day is appropriate, but this is in average-weight animals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9414028) Or you could take a look at this: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/vitamin-k2/

It seems a popular consensus here that atherosclerosis is at least partially due to inflammation. Keeping a balanced ratio of omega 3 fats to omega 6s will help prevent this.

Finally, your HDL is borderline low. It's going to need a while to 'rebound' to a healthier level after smoking, but you seem to be on track to raising it already. So, no worries.

Hope I've been helpful. Good luck!



on February 11, 2013
at 03:12 PM

First of all, I would lower my Carbohydrate a bit, that would lower your triglycerides. Triglycerides under 70, are said to be the best. Do a search for, Pattern A LDL. Also weight loss, can rise your triglycerides.

A k-2 supplement for, calcification of arteries,take a look at the links below.



Big-time congrats on your weight loss!!!


on August 28, 2013
at 08:23 PM

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