I just spoke with my doctor who told me my LDL from the VAP test is 151. While he said that I was correct in my estimation that it was the less dangerous light fluffy LDL, 151 was still high and a little cause for concern. My doctor said that it still does "some" damage. Now he is a low carb person himself but not Paleo. He does not recommend any statins or anything like that. He just recommends blood work in 6 months. Here is the question: Is my 151 LDL a concern? (At the time of the test I had been Paleo for about 7 weeks). Should I cut down the beef and move towards more chicken and pork?
Side notes: If I recall, he said something like type A LDL if that helps. I also lost about 34lbs in the last 7 weeks and will be eating to maintain weight from now on.
asked byxtonedog (270)
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on June 09, 2011
at 06:57 PM
You need to get a copy of your vap test. There is a lot of info on that test you want other than LDL. You need to look at triglycerides and fasting sugar. Get a copy and post all the results.
The reference to type A LDL is generally called Pattern A which means the preponderance of your LDL particles are the fluffy bouyant non harmful LDL.
Your 151 LDL number is just fine. I would send you to http://jackkruse.com/leptin-part-deux-the-liver/ regarding LDL particles and about leptin's role in management of hormones.
You have done a great job. Continue on with the beef, eggs, bacon, port roasts, leg of lamb I personally think chicken is too high in Omega 6 fatty acids. Fish is also great
See if your doc ordered a A1c and/or a high sensitive C reactive protein test. Dr K uses these as proxies to determine underlying causes of problems.
on June 09, 2011
at 10:10 PM
Beef is almost certainly not the cause; how much butter, cream or coconut oil do you consume?
Going from tons of butter to almost no butter for 5 weeks caused my LDL to plummet by 23%.