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  •  I wish they would get to the bottom of this. (4+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, Fabian, 1864 House, debbieleft

    I love eggs so much.

    I think there are two levels to this. First, it seems it is hard to apply a universal rule as to how an individual will react to ingested cholesterol. Just like our cholesterol levels vary, there seems to be a huge variation in how bodies respond to ingested cholesterol. One thing that can be done by each individual would be to have your cholesterol measured with eggs in your diet and then after three months without eggs.

    The second things is, as NC says above, even if total cholesterol is elevated you still should look at the ratio of HDL to LDL and then the individual components of LDL. But looking at the components of LDL is much more specific testing than done in normal screening.

    •  The science implies (4+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama, 1864 House, debbieleft, cdkipp

      that it is the RATIO of "good" fats to "bad" fats that matters the most.

      If your fat intake is heavy in saturated fats, animal fats and (ew, ick) hydrogenated fats and very light on unsaturated fats - this tends to cause bad LDL/HDL ratios.

      If your fat intake is heavier in unsaturated fats and lighter on the "bad" fats - this tends to cause better LDL/HDL ratios.

      (Ignoring the Omegas for now...)

      This is why I track saturated fats only.  I figure rationing my saturated fats can only be good.  Since I don't eat hydrogenated fats, I'm good there.  I take my daily Omega 3 supplement.  I don't consider this a perfect program, but my numbers are good and I do NOT want to take statins.  

      Show me the POLICY!

      by Fabian on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 11:20:36 AM PST

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