RE: blood pressure
Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 2:53 PM
Deb, I'm curious what his levels are. I just had my done after being lowfat and processed sugar free for 6 months. All my levels dropped. Not as much as I thought they would. Total from 213 to 192. All others down too even my HDL from 54 to 45. That was disappointing.
As I noted, we're waiting for the results so we'll see. HDL tends to drop if your activity level drops - it increases with exercise and not much else - it's hard to increase that. His HDL is always low while the LDL is high. Triglycerides have been better since we moved from omni to vegetarian 5 or 6 years ago and I suspect they'll be even better this time.
I keep wishing I could transfuse some of my cholesterol profile into him. I've got good genes and my doctor basically ignores the total cholesterol value - my HDL averages around 65 (it's been as low as 55, as high as 75), my LDL has been hovering somewhere between 85-100. Triglycerides are typically very good.