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Old 07-14-2009, 06:16 AM   #1
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Default So-How bad are these blood numbers?

Two years ago, I had blood work done, Total Cholesterol was around 165, HDL was around 50, other important numbers were also low, AS I was not eating meat, just a little fish. Also ate no eggs, low fat, ran long distances, ate ton of carbs.

About a 18 months ago I started to eat meat and started reading the current literature about the benefits of good fats and good meats.

My diet has consisted of great local meats, lard, coconut oil, eggs and no fake or processed foods.

I went in for my two year checkup and the after my blood work came back, my DO practially had a heart attack with the change of my numbers.

Total Cholesterol 348 Range should be 150-200
Triglycerides 106 Range should be 70-200
HDL 89 Range should be 35-55
LDL 242 Range should be 83-129
VLDL 17 Range should be 14-40
Chol/HDL 3.9 Range should be 1.0 - 5.0

I said, hey my HDL almost doubled and my VLDL is really low, plus the ratio isn't too bad.

He looks at me like I'm nuts and says, you need medication now and I suggest you see a Dietitian.

No, and No. So he noted in my chart that I refused and wants to see me in 30 days.

Now I know I eat alot of meat and maybe no enough veggies/fish and fruit, hence my Fitday profile looks like Fat 55% Protein 30% Carbs 10-15%.

I have no problem cutting back a tad on the Fats, but just wanted everyone and anyone comments.

PS. My Creatinine Serum level was high at 1.86, should be in the 0.7-1.4, which I mentioned I was taking Creatine sup, he told me I need to stop and I agree as I was obvioulsy getting enough Creatine from my high meat intake. Told me I need to have that level checked in two weeks as I'm on the road for kidney failure. Well that spooked the shit out of me, Creatine stops today along with upping my water intake to get some flushing going on.

Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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Jay,
Don't get all freaked out, you'll be okay. Your HDL is awesome.

Read this about the creatinine http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_a...up_on_creatine

Give me a call at the office, 520-577-6888, it's been too long since we've talked anyway.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:50 AM   #3
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Jay,
Don't get all freaked out, you'll be okay. Your HDL is awesome.

Read this about the creatinine http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_a...up_on_creatine

Give me a call at the office, 520-577-6888, it's been too long since we've talked anyway.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:16 AM   #4
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I'm interested in this as well, Jay & Garrett...please let me know what you decide it all means!

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Old 07-14-2009, 08:16 PM   #5
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Looks fine to me honestly. Although I'm not a doc.

Really high HDL is good. LDL doesn't matter as much because I believe it's a summation of LDL and HDL or something along those lines. It's VLDL that's the risk for atherosclerosis and such.

Cholesterol doesn't really mean too much either AFAIK especially since HDL is high and VLDL is low.

Low triglycerides is definitely good as that generally shows insulin resistance.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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IMNSeducatedO that's on the high side. Um... as far as camps go you'd probably have to be in the "cholesterol doesn't matter at all" camp to think otherwise.
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