> Still she isn't too terribly "proud" of having high cholesteral,
> since it was well below 200 in previous years.
Since she was pregnant recently, it's hard to say whether her diet
contributed to her high cholesterol or not.
> *estimated LDL (from CHOL - HDL -about 5%)
> I don't know if that is a "legal" calculation. :/
CHOL = HDL+LDL+VLDL, where VLDL=Trig/5, so LDL=CHOL-HDL-Trig/5
> I'm not sure what to make of all this, except that the switch from all raw
> to lots of cooked fatty meat (and often raw marrow) hasn't seemed to hurt
> my stats much.
Eating more saturated fat usually increases cholesterol, but
restricting carbohydrates lowers it, especially triglycerides. The net
result in your case seems fine (I think the ratio TC/HDL is more
important than TC; a ratio TC/HDL=3 is recommended).
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