My last blood test was in September. My LDL was 8.1 mm/L or 313.2 mg/dL. My fasting glucose was 5, HCRProtein was 1.7, triglycerides were 30.93 mg/dL and HDL was 71.5 mg/dL. At that time, my doctor phoned me with the results in such a panic, telling me I needed immediate intervention and a statin. She also sent me to a cardiologist to have a echocardiogram in December. My heart was very healthy but again, the cardiologist was focussed on my LDL number. I can’t go and pay for a calcium score in Canada and with covid, I can’t get to the states for one. Can anyone tell me if I should be worried and make changes to my ketovore diet or is everything g okay?
I am delightfully astonished. Just got my blood test results. Liver function back to normal. A1c dropped 4 points over 2 months. LDL was high so I worried until I listened to this lecture. I’m in ketosis and doing IF. Weight is down 10 kilos. I’m still astonished and so are my doctors in Tokyo.
I’m starting to think scientists lie about a lot of things. I’m starting to second guess a lot of the crap I see on the news. COVID, more than 2 Genders, climate change... etc.
I'm doing Keto and IF for 10 months and got a new personal best LDL high score of 375 with a total at 462 today!!! Maybe if I do a 48 hr fast I can top 600+. Doc wants me on Statins immediately. I own plenty of PFE stock, but I don't want anything to do with Lipotor.
Not a strong argument at the end when linking LDL with cholestrol. The studies he quoted did not explicitly state LDL, only cholestrol as a whole. The low mortality rates could be the effect of high HDL instead of LDL, or other mechanisms not related to the LCHF diet but still positively correlated with cholestrol.
This video is very encouraging for me. I follow a low carb diet and fast.
My latest blood work showed increased ldl and total cholesterol but also good hdl and triglyceride profiles. My doctors recommend that I make a genetic test to find out whether I have familial hypercholesterolemia. He was very worried for me. I know he may suggest me statins as his next step.
What would you do people? I'm confused about the paradox.
I don't know if the presentation or thesis of these doctors are true or not, with time everything has changed, the life style in particular and he is showing the studies done on people of the last century, I mean seriously.
I know a few people in their 40s and 50s who have high LDL in their lipid profile, they got severe heart attacks, few of em got brain strokes and now they're living a life like a liability.
Keep your LDL in check, don't follow anything blindly like this presentation itself.
PS: This doctor is promoting angioplasty in disguise, more heart disease, more patients, more money. This is how it goes.
my GP today told me i could die of heart attack unless I take medication for cholesterol, I reluctantly accepted some however will try from 1 month and have another blood test see what happens.
Americans consume lots of animal products (beef, chicken, pork, bacon, sausage, eggs, butter, cream,...) with highest saturated fat and cholesterol. And guess what? the number one killer in America is HEART DISEASE which kills around 600,000 people annually. Moreover, vast majority of all these people have a very high cholestrol. So not sure why you advocate eating like that unless you are on the meat industry payroll. By the way, the people who spend the most time in the bathroom are the ones that are constipated with little fiber in their diet which falls in the meat eaters category.