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Old 08-18-2016, 14:15   #11
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To clarify, I was referring mostly to triglycerides, which depending on meal timing, can be elevated. Since that's the one we (DF) mostly care about, I figured it is worth retesting after fasting.

Oh also in my own experience, there are other things that can make your panel look wonky. When I had a persistent infection, my lipids were elevated and after antibiotics, the numbers magically fell in line to where the doc wanted them without changing diet, exercise or medications.

Though nowadays I simply don't test my lipids. I don't want to argue about them and am not willing to take anything for them either. Short circuits the drama entirely.

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Though nowadays I simply don't test my lipids. I don't want to argue about them and am not willing to take anything for them either. Short circuits the drama entirely.
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Unfortunately, until professional societies post new recommendations, many doctors are stuck with the old recommendations for fear of lawsuit or being fired.
Yeah, but no so triglycerides. They can be elevated after a meal - especially a HF/LC meal, but that is not an indication of risk. High triglycerides in a fasted state indicates something chronic where they are failing to be disposed of. High triglycerides after a meal are completely normal (and will probably be higher with higher-fat eating) but are no a sign of anything as long as they are subsequently cleared in the fasting stage.

Fasted is the only meaningful way to test triglycerides.

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