IMPORTANT POINT :
After gaining 10 pounds on a low carb diet that is 60% fat my LDL-P decreased from 779 to 504.
LDL-C went up from 52 to 58. NOTE the reverse discordance.
Non-HDL-C went down from 63 to 62.
My Hgb A1c went down from 8.4 to 7.4.
I made no changes to Victoza, Actos or Glucophage.
I did decrease my lipitor to 10 mg and added Niacin (endur-acin) 1,000 mg a day.
I have chronic A. Fib so I take ASA 81 mg and 4,000 mg of SAM's triple strength fish oil
Today I am 5 pounds above my weight on June 1. Again I attribute this to testosterone.
I continue to average 3 oz of ETOH a day. Mostly wine with dinner.
TG 30 (was 54)
Total Cholesterol 109 (was 110)
Non-HDL-C 62 (was 63)
LDL size 21.1(was 20.8)
Small LDL-P 163 (was 386)
LP-Insulin resistance score:17 (was 44)
HDL size 9.7 (was 9.1)
Large HDL-P 5.7 (was 4.7)
Large VLDL-P less than 0.7(was 1.2)
Nutritionists would tell me Atkins was Lipid neutral (or better) in the A to Z Gardner trial or the Sachs NEJM Comparative Diet study because of weight loss. My book documents that I maintained my weight in 2011 with 60% fat in my diet yet my LDL-P and Apo B was execellent.
I hit 263 pounds after this last road trip. I weighed 261 pounds when I had this last lab test done. I decreased my statin (atorvastatin purchased in India) from 20 to 10 mg by cutting the tab in half. I started low dose Niacin (Endur-acin 1,000 mg).
I gained weight on 60% fat and yet my LDL-P improved. This is just one case study.