5 Steps to prevent Heart Disease

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Measure plaque in carotid artery with CIMT ultrasound

Serial CIMT's on 60% fat diet while not losing or gaining weight. Low carbohydrate diet. 

SonoCalc IMT scan
done at KU Medical Center.
Common Carotid Artery Intima-media Thickness (IMT)

                    Average CCA Mean               Average CCA Max Region
12-17-09      0.599 mm                               0.741 mm

12-8-11         0.563 mm                              0.661 mm

12-20-12       0.566mm                               0.676 mm
I will be presenting these results of my case study at the New Orleans National Lipid Association meeting in Feb. 2013.

I believe this is the only testimony or documentation of CIMT's on high fat low cholesterol diet while NOT losing or gaining weight.

The confounding co-variable of losing weight will obscure data on LDL-P and CIMT.  i.e. was it the weight loss or was the high fat diet not relevant in terms of plaque formation?  I have maintained an LDL-P between 700 and 1,000 over the three years with atorvastatin 10 mg,  niacin 1,000 mg,  Fish oil triple strength from SAMS 4,000 mg a day.  This is the same medicine I was on before I started the low carb high fat diet in 1-11.  My LDL-P's have not changed since I changed my diet.

Thus if you are contemplating an Atkin's type diet, consider getting baseline LDL-P, CAC and CIMT.
Then do three LDL-P's a year.
Do a CIMT every two years.

I suggest this because I think some genomes may not do well on a high fat diet.

If you lose weight, usually all the numbers are better no matter what diet your are on.

The problem is only 5% of people maintain their weight loss due to:
1- Reduced obese state
2- Energy gap
3- Sponge Syndrome

This is what I will be presenting in New Orleans.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Update on my Lab work

Update on my advanced lipid panel on 60% fat.

Bottom Line: My LDL-P went up to 907 on Sept. 9, 2013 after decreasing my Lipitor from 10 mg to 5 mg.  I gained five pounds as I went back on basal insulin.  My Hgb A1c was 8.2. My wt 263.

Bottom line: My LDL-P is 407 on June 20, 2013 after 30 months on 60% fat low carb high protein diet.  My weight ranges between 256 and 260 since I went back on IM Testosterone 100 mg a week.
I have not have significant weight gain since I started LCHF diet in Jan. 2011. I decreased my Lipitor to 5 mg/d after 2-24-13 low LDL-P of 345 and continue Endur-acin 1,000 mg a day.

Original Lab 2-24-13 & 6-20-13