I am still not sure why all conversion sites say that conversion from mg/dL to umol/L is .0357 (http://www.soc-bdr.org/rds/authors/unit ... ex_en.html
) while conversion from mg/dL to nmol/L seems to be 2.5 (2.8 ?). American College of Cardiology says it is 2.8 but it might be a typo: http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.a ... 0431#bib15
Julie, I am not working with a cardiologist as I do not have any known heart issues. Last year my new GP (old one had a heart attack and had to stop working
) sent me to check carotid arteries – no issue, all clean. I’ve not done any other tests and do not take statins.
On rare occasion that I did go to a doctor for a checkup, I’ve always had somewhat bad lipid numbers. It puzzled me (I am eating OK, better than most people I know) but not enough to do anything about it. In Nov 2012 I had first Lp(a) test and the result scared me – it was 194 mg/dL. I’ve tightened up my diet, got gym membership (notice I did not say I started going there
), lost couple of pounds.
Did another test in August of 2013 – Lp(a) was 176 mg/dL. About that time I’ve got 23andme APOE surprise. After shock wore off, I’ve actually started going to the gym, tightened diet some more, added bunch of supplements (most of what you see on the MEND list), lost few more pounds and started taking Niacin. Lately I’ve also added intermittent fasting to my routine. I’ve increased Niacin dose slowly and now take 1,500 mg once/day of over-the-counter Niacin (http://www.naturalfactors.com/caen/prod ... vitamin-b3
). As far the side effects, I’ve noticed dryness of skin and my homocysteine went up, according to this last test.
So now I have to figure out if I want to take more Niacin and, perhaps, increase dose of B vitamins I am taking now (http://www.aor.ca/products-page/advanced/maxmethyl-4
) as it might help with homocysteine. 2014
Total Cholesterol 241
Lp(a) 114 mg/dL (285 nmol/L ?)
Hb A1C 5.6 2015
Total Cholesterol 223
Hb A1C 5.3