If the hype about this test is true, I'm pretty happy with my results. They came back in the LOW RISK range (<45): 41 U/L. Happy Dance
I figured that this might be good news for others who are eating similarly.
Dr. Sears outlines the relationship between LDL and coronary artery disease (CAD) in the link below. The correlation between LDL and CAD is far from conclusive UNTIL
you look at oxidized cholesterol.http://www.drsears.com/blog/another-new ... rol-story/
You can see from this data that there is a higher percentage of cardiovascular disease patients with high LDL cholesterol levels compared with very low levels, but not that much.
This explains why about half the people who die from heart disease have normal LDL cholesterol levels (less than 130 mg/dl). It also means that high LDL cholesterol is not a very good predictor of heart disease.
On the other hand, a very different picture emerges if you look at the levels of oxidized LDL levels. Even without a background in statistics you can see a very striking relationship in the prediction of heart disease with increasing levels of oxidized LDL levels.
Has anyone else had this test? I recall that we had a member who followed us from 23andMe and popped in a few times. He was eating a healthful LFHC diet and was devastated to find that he tested in the 99%ile for oxidized cholesterol. I always wondered if cutting out starchy carbs might prove helpful with this. It seems like that might be the case, but who know for sure? I'd love to hear from others who've had this test so we can try to make a correlation with diet. This seems like an important biomarker.
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