Ssa wrote:Hello I’m new here I’m 60 years old. ... Does anybody else have high cholesterol or triglycerides with E4? They say it’s genetic! ...I’ve had great success with vitamin K2 for lowering my cholesterol and raising my good cholesterol. /
John34 wrote:Ssa wrote:Hello I’m new here I’m 60 years old. ... Does anybody else have high cholesterol or triglycerides with E4? They say it’s genetic! ...I’ve had great success with vitamin K2 for lowering my cholesterol and raising my good cholesterol. /
Welcome to the forum!
I am also 60 yo and E3/4. Just by having 1 of these gene mutations was told that I have 3X more risk of AD and 50% more risk of CVD. Outstanding!
Before I started a Ketogenic Diet I was at LDL-C of 180 and TRG of 300. I managed to lose 30 pounds following low-carb Keto over a year eating eggs, tons of bacon, bullet-proof coffee with MCT oil, avocados, kale, spinach, brocolli, etc. and all kinds of grass-fed meat with saturated fats. Along with the large weight loss I was able to bring down my A1C score from over 6% to 5.4% . However my LDL-C jumped up to 240 and my PMC wanted me to get on Statin drugs which I refused. But I was freaking out ... so I cut-out all the bacon (still eat 2 eggs per day), butter, MCT, and reduced meat to once per week. Skipping dinner every night for IF. I increased consumption of Olive Oil, and mixed nut butter (mainly macademia and walnut butter) ... BTW, EVOO is my only salad dressing ... I use a lot. I also added Omega-3 supplements (1.1 gram DHA and 1.5 grams of EPA per day). My latest Lipid Panel shows a huge drop in TRG from 300 down to 85 (I suspect largely due to my DHA supplementation) but ... my LDL-C barely budged down only to 202! I since found out by reading numerous papers that LDL-C may not be as important as the RATIO of TRG-to-HDL which needs to be UNDER 2! for me its 85/57 = 1.5, what a relief!
Moving forward I have decided to reduce Saturated Fat ... but not completely. I still love eggs for breakfast and full-fat greek yogurt (or kefir) which have some SFs. Also EVOO has some SFs too. I am cutting red meat and chicken to once a month but will continue to eat salmon, sardines, or shell fish (oysters primarily) twice per week. I am going to do another lipid panel test again in 3 months to see what my new numbers are. Goal is to get to get LDL-C down to 150 and get my TRG/HDL ratio closer to 1.
Surprised to learn that K2 has such large effect on cholesterol. Which particular K2 supplement are you taking?
Welcome, Ssa!Ssa wrote:... I can’t believe my long really good reply was lost because I wasn’t logged in. Didn’t know. I’ll try again in morning. Still trying to learn how this forum works.
Still trying to learn how this forum works.
Ssa wrote:I would post the link to the study but it seems my other link was deleted. Maybe that’s not legal?
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