Saturday, January 3, 2009


Just wondering what your thoughts are on my latest lab results.  This was an experiment on myself to see which diet lends itself to better lab results.  Here's what I have.

Nov 8 2007 (Low Carb Diet for the full year)

TRIGLYCERIDES 89  mg/dL <150 
CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL 217  mg/dL 125-200 
HDL CHOLESTEROL 101  mg/dL > OR = 40
CHOL/HDLC RATIO 2.1  (calc) < OR = 5.0

Dec. 23 2008 (Vegan Diet for the full year)

TRIGLYCERIDES 105  mg/dL <150  
CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL 199  mg/dL 125-200 
HDL CHOLESTEROL 89  mg/dL > OR = 46 
CHOL/HDLC RATIO 2.2  (calc) < OR = 5.0

The results are both fine but on a vegan diet I did expect the triglycercides to drop even more and the HDL to go up more.  Oh well, the results are still just fine.

The rest of the results were fine. My A1c went from 5.3 to 5.4.

Have no fear, I will not be going back to a low carb diet.  I love the Vegan diet and that's where I'm staying. But, I am very curious as to why the results turned out the way they did.

Anyone have any ideas?

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