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Cholesterol and Statins

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by bulkbiker, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. SZB2357

    SZB2357 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on a 10 mg statin from the last 10 years. However my result for Triglycerides was 2.26 which had gone up and not satisfactory. How can I lower triglycerides quickly. My other results were = Total cholesterol 4.35, HDL 1.59, LDL 1.73, VLDL 1.03.
    Please can someone help.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Triglycerides are usually influenced by what you have eaten before the blood test.
    Had you water fasted for 12-14 hours before the blood was taken?
     
  3. SZB2357

    SZB2357 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @bulkbiker. Fasted for only 8 hours before the test, had a late night snack. What about the rest of the values?
     
  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Other values look fine.. are you taking any cholesterol lowering meds?
    What was the late night snack?
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For anybody prepared to read scientific papers, here is one about Cholesterol (in favour of it), Saturated and MonoUnsaturated fats (in favour of them) and PolyUnsaturated Fats (mostly warning against their use in cooking).
    https://t.co/7ZtwjUSXCI?amp=1
     
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  6. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    As the intro states"This paper represents an opinionated review " so it is a scholastic essay and as such is a personal review of other people's published works. It is a text version of a meta-study. It does not have any internal data analysis of its own and adds no new science per se, It is a review.

    It starts quite gently but gets bogged down towards the end sections. It becomes quite heavy reading and is not for the faint-hearted. There were times when I had to back up and re=read sections because the author could have been more precise on the point he is making, but in parts of the text, it seems to be contradictory but actually is not. I got totally lost over the even / odd chains for SFA as to which were the harmful ones, and which came from animal sources and which were plant-based, Edit: Reference #30 should provide clarity for this.
    But I have found a different paper covering this same topic
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261561421002934

    However, most of the referenced reports were ones I was already aware of, so this is a nice reference library for future discussion on this topic. Thank you for posting it.
     
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  7. SZB2357

    SZB2357 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I am taking Atrovastatin 10mg. Had a slice of bread and egg and a small peach.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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  9. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Recent video.
    Fats, Cholesterol, Heart Disease and All Cause Mortality etc. Low Carb All Stars video by Zoe Harcombe Phd
     
  11. ejpayne91

    ejpayne91 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I’m after some advise please!!
    Just had recent bloods done at the doctors and after a short phone call earlier they said my “bad cholesterol” total was 6.3 (up from 5.1 previously) and my “good cholesterol” was 1.44.
    I have never given cholesterol any thought to be honest as being 31 and what I think is pretty fit and healthy! I’m type 1 and recently on a pump with most recent hba1c of 49 so I think I have pretty good control.
    I think my doctor is going to recommend statins but after a quick bit of research here I’m not so sure. Any advise please
     
  12. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The video is now blocked. :meh:

     
  13. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    The Low Carb All stars are the guys that run the Low Carb Down Under conferences, for which they currently charge $20 pop to view. so it is a paywall subscription only event.
     
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    johnme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can get a short term membership of diet doctor for free and check out their expert videos on cholesterol to inform yourself
     
  15. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Crickey! Netflix only charge me $16.00 per month for two separate devices, there must be naked bodies in the video for that price.

    I do not take statins any more, they went after discussions with my palliative care doctor.

    I also have better things to spend my money on than short term memberships.
     
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    ultradad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I watched this the other day and learnt alot, sorry if its been posted somewhere else in the thread. It makes sense why my cholesterol is up but this is the best i have felt in years :)



    Its a bit long but worth a watch :)
     
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  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Not sure if this has been posted here before but...

     
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    aard · Well-Known Member

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    hmm, some of the trigs levels seem quite low compared to mine since I last had mine tested(annual health check seems to have stopped since COVID). Mine was 5.6 and the overall 7.71. The good choles was so low wasn't given measurement.

    Yet I'm physically I feel really healthy, can go to gym and exercise no probs.
    Few times when felt pain in chest and checked out hosiptal to be safe all tests/xrays come back saying perfectly healthy.

    I was told five+ yrs ago if I didnt take statins I had 20% chance of dying in next ten years.

    After watching a lot of medical conferences on subject I decided against. Still standing.

    Let you know in 5 yrs if still around :)
     
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