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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?
     
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    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?
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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
     
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