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Old 09-26-2017, 16:25   #1
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Question LCHF when can you expect your HDL to increase

Received my latest lipid panel results post 90 days on a statin. All cholesterol numbers were lowered significantly even my HDL which the statin was to raise.

Question out to the forum users: When on LCHF when did you notice your HDL increasing.

Being on LCHF for the last two months I am sure it contributed to the significant lowering of my LDL, TC and Trigs to the point that alone on a LCHF diet I could have reached my physicians objective.

Before statin:
LDL: 115; HDL: 39; Trig: 142; TotChol: 182

After Statin: Lab Results show...
LDL: 51; HDL: 35 (Low); Trig: 49; TotChol: 97(Low) Glucose: 153 (High)

Incidentally, I used up my 90 day supply of the statin on Friday when the lab work was performed. I informed my pharmacy not to auto renew until I meet with my physician. My fasting blood glucose this morning was 114; three days with no statin this information will be shared with my PCP.

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When on LCHF when did you notice your HDL increasing.
It began to rise after about 3 months, but significantly so after 6 months. (Same thing with trigs - went down some at 3 months, and quite a bit at 6 months).

I don't exercise enough for that to contribute to HDL rising. It got up to about 54 eventually which isn't stellar, but good enough.

The most significant thing was after about a year, even though LDL was higher than standard, I had a particle size test run and they were the large size, which isn't a problem. This change from small dense to large fluffy (TypeA) particles is typical with a LCHF way of eating.

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Here is my history on my HDL....note my doctor does not always have me do my lipids, that is why the dates are at different intervals. Also, I started on LCHF on 5/1/2015! I had good results in five to six months...October was my first HDL test when my A1c were coming down nicely! My experience it takes time when on LCHF to see a good change in your best numbers so far were in September of 2017...HDL 44, LDL 76, Cholesterol 133, Triglycerides 65...these are still not perfect but the trends are good I think....Good Luck


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Thank you all for sharing; it gives me at least a guide and assurance that I am on the right track!

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My HDL has always been upwards of 80 since it was first checked. My triglicerides dropped on LCHF which I think is the most significant. I took statins years ago before my diagnosis with diabetes and for a few months after but refuse to take them now.

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