thx1138 wrote:14 maybe?
Reason I asked it that, for me, when I fast longer Tg's increase - because I'm using them for fuel. I'm a Gundry patient and we've talked about this before (will be in one of our transcripts linked here
). My highest ever LDL was also at the end of a 5 or 7 day fast (don't recall and was about 175 mg/dL, which is high for me).
Gundry is most concerned about sdLDL-C & oxLDL. I'm sensitive to sat fat and get my lowest numbers for these metrics by eating white fish, shell fish and omega 3/pastured eggs for animal protein. I also minimized even olive oil and subbed algae oil instead.
Have you ever gotten a CAC test? What is your age & sex? A zero CAC, especially if you are older, would give me more comfort. A zero would be expected for a 40 year old male or even a 55 year old female. Of course, if you are young with a non-zero score, then that is also telling.
An online friend recently reduced his CAC score by 18% or thereabouts following this.
and he's on about 20g/day carbs. Don't know his genetic status. I think (from memory) his CAC score was around 400. Don't know his lipids.
I presume you are familiar with Dave Feldman's work.
I don't know the answer to the question - is a 499 LDL bad, in your circumstance?
What is your fasting glucose level? I know Shawn Baker has reported his in the 120's as a carnivore. That would not make me comfortable. But he's an MD and I'm not. Carnivore Amber O'Hearn (a friend), I think runs hers in the 80's as does Paul Saladino, MD. Those numbers would make me much more comfortable than the 120's. Of course, Sean eats a lot of meat.