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Sugar Level Down Near Perfect But Cholesterol Now Up ???

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by tartanmarty, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. tartanmarty

    tartanmarty Type 2 · Newbie

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    Had blood results recently sugar levels near perfect LCHF ish diet but now cholesterol level up
     
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    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    It's not at all unusual to see cholesterol rise when starting LCHF - do you have the actual numbers?
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done on getting your blood glucose levels down @tartanmarty. My total cholesterol level went up too, partly because I lost weight so there was less of me in proportion to the cholesterol. But my 'good' cholesterol increased which added to the total figure.
    The ratios of HDL, LDL and triglycerides to each other is more relevant than the total figure. If you don't know the breakdown you should ask your GP surgery for online access to your test results, or a printout of the results.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    If you have been losing weight this will skew your figures temporarily.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Prem51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Guzzler posted this on another thread:

     
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    Same happened to me, went up from 4.8 to 5.8 which Doc said was a bit high.
     
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