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Cholesterol Counters

Those with genetic or stubborn high cholesterol wanting to lower it with a low-fat raw vegan lifestlye

Website: http://cholesterolcounters
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Latest Activity: May 31, 2013

Conversion guide

Question: How Do You Convert Between Cholesterol Measurements?

Answer: Cholesterol measurements are usually displayed in one of two ways on a laboratory report: in mg/dL or mmol/L. The mg/dL measurement is more commonly seen in the US, whereas cholesterol readings in mmol/L are mostly used in other countries.

However, converting between these two measurements may be important –- especially if you want to compare your numbers to those in a guideline or other document where the measurements are listed differently. So, if you want to learn how to convert your LDL or HDL cholesterol levels from mg/dL to mmol/L, or vice versa, you can follow these simple steps:

Converting mg/dL to mmol/L:

To convert your LDL or HDL cholesterol number from mg/dL to mmol/L, you should multiply the number by 0.0259. For example, if your LDL cholesterol level was 200 mg/dL, you can convert it to mmol/L by performing this calculation:
200 mg/dL x 0.0259 = 5.18 mmol/L

Converting mmol/L to mg/dL:

To convert your LDL or HDL cholesterol levels from mmol/L to mg/dL, you can divide the number given in mmol/L by 0.0259. An example of this conversion would be if you had an LDL cholesterol level of 4.8 mmol/L and wish to convert it to mg/dL:

4.8 mmol/L ÷ 0.0259 = 185 mg/dL

http://cholesterol.about.com/od/yourresults/f/cholesterolconversion.h

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Comment by Rick on November 1, 2012 at 4:27am

Well it's time for my 6 month Dr. check-up next week.  I had my blood drawn today to prepare.  I've been strictly 80/10/10 for a month now.  I wonder how my cholesterol numbers will look?  My goal is to stop the meds for it.  I wonder if anyone has had any experience with this?

Comment by Sweetfruitlover on June 6, 2012 at 1:10am

Hi Annette and FC!  Nice to see some activity in our group.  I'm very curious to check my cholesterol this summer.  I have a genetic tendency towards high cholesterol (brother's was 400 before he went on lipator, mine was 300 in my 30's).  Then I ate a Dr. Fuhrman-style diet and it dropped to 174, so I figured low fat vegan was the way and I didn't check again until over two years on 811rv - and then it was 246!  Yikes.  However, the next summer (a year later) it was 189.  I'm hoping this is a long-term trend and that I was clearing old deposits out, but a third reading this summer will tell a lot.  I'll definitely post here when I check.  If fruit doesn't work for me, I might return to cooked starches, but I feel better eating this way, so I hope it's okay for me.

Comment by Fruit Curls on June 3, 2012 at 8:30am

Hi Anette!  Welcome - thanks for contributing to this group!   I am not 100% raw, but mainly following McDougall/Essylstein which is still low-fat plant based.   But I'm the same as you, also lost my own father to a heart attack when he was only 39 - not a lot known about cholesterol back then in the 70's and they didn't even have statins back then.  I was also put on statins but went off them due to side effects.   There are a lot of discussions on the John McDougall forum about people lowering their levels from 300's to under 150 being 100% on the diet, so there is hope!    The best way is to obviously try 80/10/10 RV for 30 days and retest.   And it may vary from person to person whether 100% raw works better or part-raw, part-McDougall.  But the low-fat zero animal products, zero oil is definitely key.

Comment by Mini Rawvegan on March 28, 2011 at 12:22am
My cholesterol has moved from 7.5 to 4.8. You should kick me out of this group.
Comment by Fruit Curls on August 1, 2010 at 2:53am
Comment by Fruit Curls on August 1, 2010 at 2:27am
Study on statins raising vitamin D levels.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2075568/
Comment by Fruit Curls on July 20, 2010 at 6:17am
sfl thanks for the info on the D. Makes me wonder if my levels have been lower in the summer, when I'm outside longer. I am still using the vegan dha and a supp with red rice yeast & niacin. I also am due to get myself tested.
Comment by Liam G on July 17, 2010 at 4:18pm
In Doug Grahams book (801010). He says cholesterol plays an important in Vitamin D production. I think
Comment by Sweetfruitlover on July 8, 2010 at 3:30pm
I just spoke with Alan Goldhammer today. He doesn't think I'm clearing out fats either since I didn't just lose weight or something like that (I finished losing weight a year and a half ago). He feels it's probably the vitamin D deficiency - he sounded pretty certain when he heard all the details of my situation.

I made an appointment with Dr. Michael Klapper (also at the True North Institute where AG works) and I'll see what he has to say too, and let you all know.
Comment by Liam G on July 5, 2010 at 6:48am
I too find it hard to believe that you're clearing the fats out still
 

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