Posted: 3/7/2013 7:45:10 AM
I finally got the non conventional lipid tests following Dr. Davis advice, to complete a previous analysis I commented on another thread. Lp(a) is 52 (lab range <52) and I'm shocked.
Given that I follow a low carb /paleo lifestyle controlling already my sugar, do I need to go with statins?. What can I do to decrease the Lp(a)?. BTW I'm waiting for 23andme results to know my apoE status.
I've been following a very healthy diet previous to Feb/13 test, with greens, limited satured fat, organic eggs, no sugar, etc. and from a dietary point of view I don't think I can improve things much more.
I've been even taking walnuts and ground flaxseed all the days after breakfast and dinner to decrease my LDL.
I would greatly appreciate Dr. Davis take on this.
Thanks a lot.
Here go the data
Weight: 65.3kg Normal. Probably 1-2 Kg about my ideal one, since I developed some fat around the waist during the last year.
Exercise: some sporadic weight lifting and 60 minutes (I've increased this recently) walk per day to go a return from work.
Dietary habits: healthy ones. Very low carbs, no sugar, controlled fruit/fructose intake. Meat or fish daily, eggs daily, raw goat/sheep cheese here and there. Now I've included plenty of greens (spinach, rucula, etc).
Pressure: min 64, max 110
Supplements: 8000 IU D3 of Carlson, K2 vitamin, Magnesium 200mg 2x per day, Fish oil+Cod liver
oil (1.5gr EPA+HEA in total), AOR B complex, trace mineral supplement
and flavonoids in different forms: curcumin, misk twistle, green tea,
bars of 80-90% black chocolate. I bought this week a 25mg DHEA supplement by Thor to begin to take it.
Sugar control: I've become more strict and try to keep postprandial sugar <110.
Labs (in brackets lab ranges)
TSH [0.55 - 4.78]uUl/ml
T4 Free[0.89 - 1.76]ng/dl
T3 Free [2.3 - 4.2] pg/ml
Estradiol 17-beta[<52 ]pg/ml
Total Testosterone[2.41 - 8.27]ng/ml 7.8
Free Testosterone (radio-immunoanalysis) [18-41]pg/ml 16.23
FSH[1.4 - 18.1]mUl/ml
D3 (25-Hidrox) 58.5
Cholesterol total 257
Apo A1 [90-178] mg/dl 148
Apo B [63-133]mg/dl 107
ApoB/ApoA ratio[inf 0.66] 0.7
Lp(a)[inf. 30](nephelometric assay) 52