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LCHF & Cholesterol.

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Mrs T 123, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I love fat but it hates me - so the short 6 month love affair I have had with it has had to end - I have been caught out - high cholestorol!
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    How "high" and what ratios?
     
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  3. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure spoke to my DN but she said the combined was 2.7 and she wasn't too concerned as apparently they like it to be under 4 - I am not too concerned either as I have really upped the fats in the last six months (admittedly far too much cream, f/f greek yoghurt for days on end, lots of eggs, streaky bacon etc). - foods I would not usually really eat) and have to say I have loved it but would really prefer to get my nos. back in the 4s. I am waiting on them posting out my nos./results (if they do) and she wants to repeat the blood draw in 3 months time. If /when I get the figures I will post and let you have a look for your opinion - many thanks for your interest - much appreciated.
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    No such thing..
     
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  5. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Really? I have been having about 4/5 300ml tubs a week don't you think that is way too much
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    If you think it's enough for you and you are happy with your results, then, that is all that matters :)

    Best wishes RRB
     
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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I buy about 3*600ml tubs a week have it in coffee and tea and on fruit on the rare times I have it.
    Keeps me away from eating all sorts of other rubbish.
    Edit to add often have a swig straight from the pot if feeling peckish..
     
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  8. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it certainly does fill you up - did you notice an increase in your cholesterol initially when you went higher fat or have you never had an increase? It's probably just me surprise surprise!
     
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    JenniferM55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mrs T have you read this article? https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/cholesterol-basics
     
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    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Yes agree - what's right for one person may not be right for another
     
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  12. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps cholesterol is not something that needs to be worried about.
    After spending the last couple of years reading about it. I remain unconvinced that higher cholesterol is something to be concerned about.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think your heart may disagree with you on that?
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I guess that is one opinion. But studies have found that low cholesterol does not equal heart heath. Even if the total number are is high, it is the ratios that mater.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Master

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    My DN expected to see a rise in cholesterol levels when I said I was following LCHF. She was disappointed when she saw the levels had gone down :)
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Cholesterol numbers in my signature.. yes they have gone up but am I worried about them? no way..
    I'm quite happy to take on my doctors when they mention stains as it seems I now know more than they do about T2 and cholesterol.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Very 20th Century.
     
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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am with you on this. A high cholestrol is not good for you.

    As with all things in life, take everything in moderation, carbs, fats , calories, fibre etc and remember we are all different.
     
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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, a significant number of medical people are all wrong. In that case, I bow to your superior knowledge
     
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  20. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Well we know a significant number of "medical people" are completely wrong about T2 so why would cholesterol be any different?
     
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