I started ketogenic diet since 2017 for 3 years but I switched to low carb for the last 3 years. However I kept the types of food I eat within the scope of ketogenic diet, keeping my carbs below 100g daily.
A couple of months ago, I did my health check up as I stepped in to my big five o age and as usual I got a different lipid counts than average 50 years bloke on western diet. Prior to this check up, if my doctor would’ve takes about my high cholesterol and would’ve gone down the road of statin and what not, I’d communicated my diet and gently moved myself into science safety zone and based on my health status they seem to not mind.
However this time again the same conversation happened but to my surprise they offered me a proper lipid analysis option rather than just penalising my lipid counts which I thought is nice of them and is good opportunity to learn more about my health as I am sure there many good doctors out there wanting only good health to the public.
That means I will be talking to an specialist on my blood tests results and wanting to speak with his with respect to his speciality and therefore am looking for some up to date materials than my average diet knowledge so that I am asking the right questions and answering scientifically backed reasoning should he chooses to stick to the good cholesterol bad cholesterol model disregarding reasonable studies out there.
I have been pondering on this matter so I am reaching out for your inputs. Please keep in mind that I’ll have a limited time speaking with him so I have to deliver my responses short and sharp so that I won’t lose him thinking I am on dr Google mode.
If you’ve read this far, thank you. I know it is not always possible to wrap a topic in a short paragraph but if you could stick to I’d love to hear your short sharp and to the point responses please.