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Old 09-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Anyone share the same problem with me?

Just took my full body checkup. Everything seems fine except that BMI is 23.9 (80kg, 185cm) and total cholesterol is at 226 (borderline high). HDL at 68, LDL at 149 thought. BF is at 12.2% (no accurate i think, i estimated myself to be 14-15% since i'm bulking)... hmm i was wonder if its all the meat and yolks that i ate...
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Must try to control your LDL cholestrol, is very high liao. Not only egg yolks or meat causes that, many others food too.

BTW, how old are you? I ask is becos if you are over 40 then you must extra careful.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:26 PM   #3
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yea shld watch out alr. i'm 28 currently. jialat.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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List your typical food.

And, do you drink / smoke?
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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I don't eat alot of carbs, sometimes eat abit of rice/potato. My meals comprises of eggs, meat and veggies. I ate quite abit of liver cause i'm low on iron... I'm cutting down on organs..

Meat mainly like fish, prawn, chicken leg, ribeye etc. yea i drink red wine/alchohol quite often, probably 1-2x a week. aint smoking. let me change the diet a little and see how the reading will be next year.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #6
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Eggs and cholesterol are a ridiculously over-hyped myth. It's saturated fats you want to avoid in order to maintain a healthy blood cholesterol. Yes, there is cholesterol present in significant quantities in eggs. But this doesn't directly translate into blood-level cholesterol.

Some articles on the matter:
Food Myths Debunked: Eating Eggs Raises Your Cholesterol Level / Nutrition / Healthy Eating

Dain Wallis: Amazing Eggs: Busting the Cholesterol Myth

eggs - AskMen

In summary, dietary cholesterol =/= blood level cholesterol, not by a damn sight. I personally have been eating 12 whole eggs (yolk and all) a day almost everyday for the past 3 months and I'm in the best shape of my life. Excellent source of affordable quality protein, particularly for vegetarians like myself. That's 80 grams of protein right there, and with two whey scoops a day on top of that it brings me close enough to 130 grams. All with effortless ease too. I get the rest of the 40 grams from vegetables like legumes/lentils/nuts/quinoa, or tofu if I'm lazy (a frequent occurrence). Last resort is milk, but I tend to avoid that as it doesn't sit well with my stomach for some reason.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #7
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can i ask u have u taken any test of your cholesterol? let me read up on dietary and blood cholesterol diff


Eggs and cholesterol are a ridiculously over-hyped myth. It's saturated fats you want to avoid in order to maintain a healthy blood cholesterol. Yes, there is cholesterol present in significant quantities in eggs. But this doesn't directly translate into blood-level cholesterol.

Some articles on the matter:
Food Myths Debunked: Eating Eggs Raises Your Cholesterol Level / Nutrition / Healthy Eating

Dain Wallis: Amazing Eggs: Busting the Cholesterol Myth

eggs - AskMen

In summary, dietary cholesterol =/= blood level cholesterol, not by a damn sight. I personally have been eating 12 whole eggs (yolk and all) a day almost everyday for the past 3 months and I'm in the best shape of my life. Excellent source of affordable quality protein, particularly for vegetarians like myself. That's 80 grams of protein right there, and with two whey scoops a day on top of that it brings me close enough to 130 grams. All with effortless ease too. I get the rest of the 40 grams from vegetables like legumes/lentils/nuts/quinoa, or tofu if I'm lazy (a frequent occurrence). Last resort is milk, but I tend to avoid that as it doesn't sit well with my stomach for some reason.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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can i ask u have u taken any test of your cholesterol? let me read up on dietary and blood cholesterol diff
Admittedly, I haven't. Though if the the conventional wisdom regarding egg yolks had even a modicum of truth to them, I'd be dead right now. But only two days back I hit new squat/bench PRs, finally broke the 9:30 barrier for 2.4, and haven't fallen sick in over half a year.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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sounds like some ultra bb food haha. Yea i don't eat 12, but ranging from 5-10 a day... yolks about 2-5 depending. sigh i believe they are atributable by poultry and meat fat... also some seafood as well. ur diet is way cleaner than what i have.
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sounds like some ultra bb food haha. Yea i don't eat 12, but ranging from 5-10 a day... yolks about 2-5 depending. sigh i believe they are atributable by poultry and meat fat... also some seafood as well. ur diet is way cleaner than what i have.
Yeah, I get by fairly well for someone who eschews meat. Have multi-vitamins which I use to plug in any gaps that might be in the diet, that I take on and off, though always when cutting.

Don't take my word on the egg yolk and cholesterol matter. Do your own research, and then apply that in practice and see how things turn out. Keep the yolks, but cut down on unhealthy fats for a few months and see what the blood cholesterol results are again.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
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Just took my full body checkup. Everything seems fine except that BMI is 23.9 (80kg, 185cm) and total cholesterol is at 226 (borderline high). HDL at 68, LDL at 149 thought. BF is at 12.2% (no accurate i think, i estimated myself to be 14-15% since i'm bulking)... hmm i was wonder if its all the meat and yolks that i ate...
What are your triglycerides level? That's probably the most important figure that you didn't report. Otherwise, your total cholesterol and LDL levels don't really matter by themselves, and your HDL levels are ideal. No real reason to worry.

Eggs and cholesterol are a ridiculously over-hyped myth. It's saturated fats you want to avoid in order to maintain a healthy blood cholesterol. Yes, there is cholesterol present in significant quantities in eggs. But this doesn't directly translate into blood-level cholesterol..
Saturated fats being evil is another myth for another day. And also that cholesterol levels matter for your health (it doesn't in most cases).
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:04 PM   #12
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The straight dope on cholesterol

This is a really detailed series on cholesterol. Hope some of you find it useful.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #13
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Prior to a blood test which said my cholesterol and other values were all within normal range, I was eating 9 eggs almost everyday plus lots of meat and junk food. I blame the fish oil, multi vitamins, and exercise for making me abnormal
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:33 AM   #14
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taking my health screening later today after reading all this.

nus students better make use of this offer. i think it is rather cheap for a comprehensive screening compared to taking one outside

http://www.nus.edu.sg/uhc/healthserv...lth/index.html
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #15
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triglycerides at 44, seems ok since it should be lower than 150

What are your triglycerides level? That's probably the most important figure that you didn't report. Otherwise, your total cholesterol and LDL levels don't really matter by themselves, and your HDL levels are ideal. No real reason to worry.



Saturated fats being evil is another myth for another day. And also that cholesterol levels matter for your health (it doesn't in most cases).
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