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Lila

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My DH cholesterol panel
« on: February 14, 2014, 07:49:52 AM »
DH had his 6 month checkup today.  We started WB WOE right after his last visit.


He had lost 23 lbs.
His total cholesterol was 108.  LDL 48. HDL 49 (dr. wants that number to come up--with the weather being what it has been he hasn't been as active as usual, so that will help bring those numbers up)
He also had the NMR tests but I'll need to wait till I get home to look at those compared to last time.
Triglycerides 54.


He does take a statin.


I get my results in a couple of weeks. I stopped taking my statin so I'm anxious to see where my numbers end up.




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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 08:33:41 AM »
DH had his 6 month checkup today.  We started WB WOE right after his last visit.


He had lost 23 lbs.
His total cholesterol was 108.  LDL 48. HDL 49 (dr. wants that number to come up--with the weather being what it has been he hasn't been as active as usual, so that will help bring those numbers up)
He also had the NMR tests but I'll need to wait till I get home to look at those compared to last time.
Triglycerides 54.


He does take a statin.


I get my results in a couple of weeks. I stopped taking my statin so I'm anxious to see where my numbers end up.


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/20/the-truth-about-statin-drugs-revealed.aspx





"Ninety-Nine Out of 100 People Do Not Need Statin Drugs


That these drugs have proliferated the market the way they have is a testimony to the power of marketing, corruption and corporate greed, because the odds are very high— greater than 100 to 1—that if you're taking a statin, you don't really need it. The ONLY subgroup that might benefit are those born with a genetic defect called familial hypercholesterolemia, as this makes them resistant to traditional measures of normalizing cholesterol.


And, even more importantly, cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease.


If your physician is urging you to check your total cholesterol, then you should know that this test will tell you virtually nothing about your risk of heart disease, unless it is 330 or higher. HDL percentage is a far more potent indicator for heart disease risk. Here are the two ratios you should pay attention to:


HDL/Total Cholesterol Ratio: Should ideally be above 24 percent. If below 10 percent, you have a significantly elevated risk for heart disease.
Triglyceride/HDL Ratio: Should be below 2.
I have seen a number of people with total cholesterol levels over 250 who were actually at low risk for heart disease due to their elevated HDL levels. Conversely, I have seen many people with cholesterol levels under 200 who had a very high risk of heart disease, based on their low HDL. Your body NEEDS cholesterol—it is important in the production of cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acids that help you to digest fat. Cholesterol also helps your brain form memories and is vital to your neurological function. There is also strong evidence that having too little cholesterol INCREASES your risk for cancer, memory loss, Parkinson's disease, hormonal imbalances, stroke, depression, suicide, and violent behavior."

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Re: My DH cholesterol panel
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 09:02:28 AM »
> He does take a statin.

And CoQ10 I trust.

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 09:11:27 AM »
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And CoQ10 I trust.


lol -   That's the exact comment I was just about to make.  :)

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