Triglycerides and HDL look good but LDL to high?

Hey everyone, I'm new here and relatively new to the bulletproof life (about 3 months). I just had my annual physical and got some basic blood test (first time in years). My HDL is 66, my Triglyerides are 91, my LDL is 168, and my fasting glucose is 83. Except for the LDL, those seem like pretty good numbers, but my doc is really considered about the LDL. I did a little research and determined that often the LDL is a an estimate and that there is known issue that if triglycerides are below 100, then it can inccorrectly overestimate LDL.

Bottom line, does that sound right? Am I good? Should I just ignore my doc?



  • dazdaz today is a good day ✭✭✭

    What is your Total Cholesterol number, as per the report ?

    fake it till you make it

  • AndreasAndreas ✭✭

    You could easily get better control over triglycerides and a lower number there has far greater established effect on health than anything you do with LDL.

    LDL serves as a precursor to testosterone. Higher testosterone has a far more beneficial effect than all of the fabricated "bad" stuff that pharmaceutical companies have claimed that LDL has. Better to control things like ferritin, which you likely want to keep under 100 (blood donations, aspirin, resveratrol, curcumin, and berberine can all help).

    I just don't worry about LDL. High cholesterol in individuals that have not had a heart attack has no proven or established downside.
    Pharmaceutical companies manufactured a fear of high LDL to sell statins. Statins deplete testosterone. Pharma then sold viagra to offset the effects/defects of statins.

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