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Old 11-29-2016, 18:25   #1
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I saw the PA yesterday. He told me eating saturated fat increases cholesterol which is not good. So those of you that eat a lot of saturated fat, not worry about this fact? I have been eating a little more saturated fat especially the fat from chicken wings. I love them and have beginning eating them three times a week. Is this going to increase my cholesterol? I already have arteriosclerosis. Sam

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I saw the PA yesterday. He told me eating saturated fat increases cholesterol which is not good. So those of you that eat a lot of saturated fat, not worry about this fact?
This is not a fact. It is an outdated theory and assumption.

But you must do what you feel is best for yourself, irregardless of what people on a forum may be doing.

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This is not a fact. It is an outdated theory and assumption.

But you must do what you feel is best for yourself, irregardless of what people on a forum may be doing.
Thanks VeeJay,
I will continue eating my chicken wings. BTW, I cut back a more on my carbs last night. My bs at 11m was 122 (much better) then I had 1/8 cup of nuts and seeds. This morning the reading was 144. I was told I have DP. The PA told me if I was having a high blood sugar to take an extra 1/4 glemipride. (sp). Sam

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The PA told me if I was having a high blood sugar to take an extra 1/4 glemipride. (sp). Sam
That sounds like a reasonable approach.

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Have you noticed any increase in your cholesterol level eating more saturated fats? Sam

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I saw the PA yesterday. He told me eating saturated fat increases cholesterol which is not good. So those of you that eat a lot of saturated fat, not worry about this fact? I have been eating a little more saturated fat especially the fat from chicken wings. I love them and have beginning eating them three times a week. Is this going to increase my cholesterol? I already have arteriosclerosis. Sam
I've been eating a LOT of fat going on 8 years with a strong preference for saturated. BTW, chicken fat is NOT an example of saturated fat. It's actually way too high in Omega-6 PUFA and I avoid it for that reason. My main fats are coconut oil, butterfat and the fat that comes with red meats. I also get some MUFA from olive oil and avocado.

Anyway, here's what happened to my lipids:

TotLDL - unchanged at 160
TotC - little change, lower 200s
TriG - massive drop 158 - 50s
HDL - massive rise 34 - 60s
LDL Particle Size - only tested after LC/HF, all "large, fluffy" (good)

GP/Endo's response (he's both): Removed recommendation for statins and notated CVD risk in file as "Favorable".

"Your mileage may vary!"

I worry about excessive glucose from diet, Omega-6 PUFA from things like vegetable oils, nuts and chicken and eating too much protein because excess produces glucose and for safety of my kidneys which have to filter out all the junk left by the amino acids which can't be converted to glucose (about half of them). Saturated fat is a staple in my diet.

Also, in real foods we don't one of these types at a time. Nearly all food sources of fat contain all three: SFA, MUFA and PUFA - just in widely different ratios.

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I've been eating a LOT of fat going on 8 years with a strong preference for saturated. BTW, chicken fat is NOT an example of saturated fat. It's actually way too high in Omega-6 PUFA and I avoid it for that reason. My main fats are coconut oil, butterfat and the fat that comes with red meats. I also get some MUFA from olive oil and avocado.

Anyway, here's what happened to my lipids:

TotLDL - unchanged at 160
TotC - little change, lower 200s
TriG - massive drop 158 - 50s
HDL - massive rise 34 - 60s
LDL Particle Size - only tested after LC/HF, all "large, fluffy" (good)

GP/Endo's response (he's both): Removed recommendation for statins and notated CVD risk in file as "Favorable".

"Your mileage may vary!"

I worry about excessive glucose from diet, Omega-6 PUFA from things like vegetable oils, nuts and chicken and eating too much protein because excess produces glucose and for safety of my kidneys which have to filter out all the junk left by the amino acids which can't be converted to glucose (about half of them). Saturated fat is a staple in my diet.

Also, in real foods we don't one of these types at a time. Nearly all food sources of fat contain all three: SFA, MUFA and PUFA - just in widely different ratios.
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I eat a lot of nuts and probably to much protein. I also eat one avocado a day. I only eat red meat on Saturday night. So I am sure my Omega 6 and Omega 3's are out of whack. I don't know what the acronyms above mean. I asked my niece who is an assistant Professor at Brown University. She is a dietitian/nutritionist. I asked her about coconut oil. She said the latest study from Harvard is not conclusive. Back in 1967 the Sugar Industry ...... I am sure you know about this. These studies are to the point one doesn't know what to believe. That being said, your reading are pretty good. Mine were all good, but that was six months ago. I am to have blood tests in December. I don't know a lot about Omega 6/3's other than 3 is better than six although you need both. Thank you so much for telling me about Chicken fat. I don't eat chicken that much. I also read that anything with phosphates is not good for ones kidneys. I am a worry wart. I have PTSD from the VN period. I was just diagnosed this past year. My wife keep telling me I had it, but the early part of the year I broke down in my doctors office when a question. I just don't talk about it. Thank you so much. Do you know if someone has been having higher readings in the morning of 170 and then suddenly wake up with a 127 would it make them feel strange? I mean a drop as I had. It was 117 last night and I ate some nuts. I woke up at 4am shaking and my reading was 117. Thanks again. Sam

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