LipoProtein Particles Results

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 17, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Lipid Panel

Total Chol 243 (<299)

LDL 184 (40-130)

HDL 39 (>40)

Triglycerides 148 (30-150)

LipoProtein Particle Numbers

VLDL PArticles 101 (<85)

Total LDL Particles 1327 (<900)

Non HDL PArticles 1438 (<1000)

RPL 198 )<150)

Small Dense LDL III 616 (<300) ====> double the range. i know these are the "bad/atherosclorotic" LDL particles"

Small Dense LDL IV 114 (<100)

Total HDL Particles 7953 (<7000)

Large Boyant HDL 2b 1578 (,1500)

Biomarkers and Risk Factors

Apo-B-100 138 (40-100) ===> genetic factor ???

LP(a) 8.1 (6-29)

hs-CRP .3 (< 3)

Insulin 11.6 (4-35)

Homocystein 6.5 (<11)

Lipid Peroxides 2.2 (<2.6)


Prior to this I had been on a half ass Primal diet, with lots of dairy though. My doctor now wants me on <100g carbs, no dairy, and no gluten. Also has me taking Niacin. Are these recommendation adequate or is there more to this?

If I were to show these results to anyone I know they would probably be floored. I appear very healthy and eat healthier than 99% of Americans and am only 24 years old. They actually suprised me! Should these #s make me worried at all?

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on October 17, 2011
at 08:33 PM

No, these numbers shouldn't alarm you. Edit your post to include a typical day's worth of food and a past lipid panel if you've ever taken one.

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on October 17, 2011
at 10:38 PM

No need to worry.

Just curious: what is your typical day's worth of food? I bet you that with some tinkering you'll be able to get your triglycerides down and your HDL up. There are some smart and helpful people here.



on November 15, 2011
at 06:01 AM

I'm probably in disagreement with everyone here, but seriously, lower your cholesterol and saturated fat intake and up your monounsaturated fat. Not only is your LDL-C high, but LDL particle number is high (with concomitant increases in sdLDL). (also you should really check your genotype if you want to experiment with cholesterol levels, if you ARE E4/E4, you may be increasing your risk of Alzheimer's big time). Even if you are not E4E4 you are increasing your risk e.g.:

Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009;27(1):42-9. Epub 2009 Jan 8.Serum lipids are related to Alzheimer's pathology in nursing home residents.Lesser GT, Haroutunian V, Purohit DP, Schnaider Beeri M, Schmeidler J, Honkanen L, Neufeld R, Libow LS.

They took biopsies from nursing home residents and foudn that increased choelsterol was associated with more pathology. I know there are studies showing decreased choelsterol = more Alzheimer's but it is likely reverse causation as Alzheimer's messes with whole body cholesterol metabolism.Libow LS.

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