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Cliff NotesThank you for the very detailed reply, Kenny.
The information that I provided you was the Cliff Notes.
The Case for a High-Carb/Low-Fat Diet
More information is provide at the above link, Post 75. It includes two different Cholesterol Blood Profiles of mine below.
3/25/2016 (High Monounstrated Fat/Moderately Low Saturated Fat Intake)
a) Total Cholesterol: 170
b) LDL: 115
c) HDL: 45
d) Triglycerides: 54
1/10/19 (High Saturated Fat/Moderate Monounsaturated Fat Intake)
a) Total Cholesterol: 223
b) LDL: 163
c) HDL: 45
d) Triglycerides: 60
As you can see, the numbers are drastically different. However, the important numbers that are not provided: Triglyceride:HDL Radio and Remnant Cholesterol are in the same category.
With that said, here is the comparison.
(Triglycerides divided by HDL
A Ratio of under 2 to is very good. A reading of up around 4 isn't good.
Secondly, a lower Triglyceride:HDL Ratio indicates that I have more Particle A LDL (good) than Particle B LDL (bad).
While my Total Cholesterol and LDL numbers are completely different, both Triglyceride:HDL reading are essentially in the same place.
Total Cholesterol - LD - HDL
Remnant Cholesterol below 20 is good.
To reiterate, while my Total Cholesterol and LDL numbers are completely different, both Remnant Cholesterol numbers fall into the same category.
Your LDL Number doesn't mean much unless without measuring your Particle A and B.
The majority of people have been lead to believe that a high LDL number is an issue.
Many physicians only look at the LDL number, which is wrong. Physicians lead you to incorrectly believe that a high LDL number is an issue; which it may or may not be.
Drug company TV ad promote high LDL is an issue, pushing their drug that will eliminate the something that may be a non-issue.
Coronary Calcium Score, CAS
As Steve Friedes (Post 78) stated, this is another important test.
Snowman, who post on this site, has gone into CAS an important number, as well.
There are a variety of good eating plans that will work. The key is finding something you enjoy that work for you.