So I'm 20, male.
I had a blood test done and got these results: total cholestrol- 136 triglyicerides- 403 HDL- 27.
the TRIs and HDL are way off what they should be- could a bad diet have caused this already? I'm barely out of my teens!
Can paleo fix this? how can i immediately start increasing my HDLs?
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on March 21, 2013
at 02:42 PM
The numbers you posted are not possible mathematically, unless your LDL is only 29, which I doubt.
Are you sure you got it right?
As for increasing your HDL, some people have a much harder time with that than others.
Mine is as stubborn as a donkey and remains right at about 40 no matter what I do.
But many have had success with coconut oil, eggs (especially the yolk), and monounsaturated fats like avocado, mac nuts etc. Also, turmeric is very good.
To lower trigs, lower carbs, especially breads.
on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM
Trigs should definitely go down as soon as you start eating moderate to low carb, no sugar ands grains. HDL should also start going up at the same time and by dropping all hydrogenated oils, trans fats and omega 6 PUFAs in favour to more healty choices as mono-unsaturated, omega 3 and animal saturated fats. Both things should be accomplished with Paleo. High intensity strength training seems also to help HDL go up.
I started a debate on cholesterol yesterday, some people has given pretty good insight about how it works (there are also lots of other interesting related posts in Paleohacks BTW), you may be interested in having a look at the answers.