March 27, 2023
Statins, cholesterol etc.
From this video:
“This is really a very easy cheap way to check to see if you have insulin resistance, and it’s a far better predictor of your risk of heart attacks than your LDL – which is your triglyceride to HDL ratio. Over one its’s not great”
My ratio: 1.2/1.6 now, but it was 1.7/1.7 a few months ago, i.e. 1. This means there’s need to cut sugars?
“Ultimately your ratio of total to LDL cholesterol and particle number and size are a far bigger predictor of heart attacks than LDL itself” (should be below 3.5)
My ratio: 5.9/3.8 = 1.5 now. Was 6.1/3.6 = 1.7 a few month ago. So maybe LDL is not an issue. But check particle number and size.
your level of IR and the extent to which your daily carbohydrate intake has raised your HbA1c value will, in my opinion, prove to be excellent markers of how badly your arteries are likely to have been damaged.
For example, an HbA1c of 10 per cent in a person with uncontrolled T2DM increases the risk of having a limb amputation tenfold; the risk of any endpoint related to the disease fourfold; and the risk of having a heart attack or stroke twofold.47 Measuring ‘cholesterol’ in patients with T2DM will have no such predictive value and is essentially useless. [from Lore of Nutrition by Tim Noakes]