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Keto and Cholesterol–Will Your Numbers Go Up?

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  Published on March 29th, 2021
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  Last modified May 12th, 2023

We get a lot of concerns from people who are just about to undergo a ketogenic diet. One of them is the fear of their cholesterol levels rising.It is common for people to have this concern when it comes to HDL and LDL levels. We want to let you know that total cholesterol is a very poor indicator for wellness and longevity. In fact, studies have shown that individuals who have high amounts of cholesterol tend to live longer.So, what labels do you need to look for if you want to measure your cholesterol levels and how healthy (or unhealthy) you actually are? “Good” vs. “Bad” CholesterolIf you want to determine whether you have a healthy amount of cholesterol or not, you need to look at other markers.We suggest you could do a NMR LipoProfile blood test–it measures the amount of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol that you have in your system.LDL is usually considered the “bad” kind of cholesterol, since it collects in the walls of your blood vessels.But even then, a high amount of LDL isn’t […]…

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