I have successfully lost more than 20kg using a low-calorie keto diet. My doctor ordered a blood & urine test for me.
As good, my glucose level has gone to 80 mg/dL.
- The white blood cells and the alfa-1 and gamma-globulin are low, suggesting my immune system is a bit low
- LDL has clearly gone up, to 171 from 150 (while trigyclerides have gone down, from 115 to 108, and HDL, from 53 to 51)
I know it is usually said that in keto LDL can go up (especially for hyperresponders), but I am bit concerned about these two issues below.
The result from https://cholesterolcode.com/Report/ is:
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• Male • 44 • Coffee: 9 cups/day •
• 3 on months on Keto (less than 20g carbs) •
• 12h water fasted • Cholesterol Rx: false •
Total Cholesterol: 244 mg/dL 6.31 mmol/L
LDL Cholesterol: 171 mg/dL 4.42mmol/L
HDL Cholesterol: 51 mg/dL 1.32mmol/L
TG Cholesterol: 108 mg/dL 1.22mmol/L
Atherogenic Index of Plasma: -0.034 mg/dL >>> Lowest Risk Third
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Framingham Offspring: 0.9 Odds Ratio >>> Medium-Low Risk
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Jeppesen: >>> Medium Risk Third
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Cholesterol Remnants: 22 mg/dL >>> 0.24 mmol/L >>> Medium-Low Risk
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------CONVENTIONAL MARKERS AND RATIOS------
Friedewald LDL-C: 171 | Iranian LDL-C: 178
TC/HDL Ratio in mg/dL: 4.78
TG/HDL Ratio in mg/dL: 2.12 | TG/HDL Ratio in mmol/L: 0.92
This does not constitute medical advice
• We consider triglycerides of 108 mg/dL as moderate. Many studies suggest triglycerides below 100 mg/dL (1.13 mmol/L) as optimal. When on a low carb diet, we find most of the time this pattern is associated with one of two common reasons: (1) not being 12-14 hours water-only fasted before the blood test or (2) having a coffee sensitivity. Other factors can be too much refined/liquid fat or “carb creep” (for more detail on these, see CholesterolCode.com/high-tg.)
• We would consider your HDL of 51 mg/dL as strong.
• We’d consider your LDL cholesterol as in range for what we’d call a “Standard Hyper-responder”. This is common for many going on a low carb diet. For more on hyper-responders, visit cholesterolcode.com/hyper-responder-faq. For a deeper explanation on our proposed mechanisms for this when powered by fat, see CholesterolCode.com/model.
What do you think?