normal my numbers
-100 LDL tiny particles( bad) 123 High
-100 VLDL even worse than LDL contains triglycerides 13 very low
+39 HDL good Cholesterol (cleans out bad) +88 very good
-136 Total non HDL cholesterol on test LDL+VLDL 136 high
-4.5 Ratio 2.5 low
To get the ratio add LDL+VLDL+HDL 123+13+88=divide by HDL 88 +2.54 ratio Which good.
Notice that VLDL the worst cholesterol, contains triglycerides
This is from Mayo Clinic. If they don't have it right the medical profession doesn't have it right.
Mayo Clinic says to lower your cholesterol, exercise and eat a low fat diet (which I say would be
high in carbs) They also say that to eat soluble fiber like oatmeal. at least 1 1/2 cups will lower cholesterol. 1 1/2 cups oatmeal raises blood sugar pretty high as does a low fat diet.
So they are saying that diabetics are prone to heart disease, so give them a statin, the diet they recommend makes diabetes worse, so give them diabetes drugs which cause heart disease.
It looks like a double whammy to me.
The soluble fiber is a good idea as it does lower cholesterol, but your must get it from foods that don't raise blood sugar at the same time. Flax seed is good. I use a lot of it. HI maize 260 is a soluble fiber as is Inulin, they do not raise blood sugar but do lower bad cholesterol. That is one of the reasons I use it. Exercise is very important too. So exercise and soluble fiber that doesn't raise blood sugar is my secret. My arteries are not clogged even after many years of diabetes.
And I have never taken a statin. I have heart disease in my family, but I don't have it.
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