Hi, last September (2018)I went on a plant/fish diet, dropping milk/meat/eggs to try to reduce my cholesterol, which was at that time:
- TC: 209 HDL: 54 TG: 71 LDL: 138
Last week, after four months on PF diet, I was expecting TC to drop to about 180, and here's what I got-- LDL went up 20 pts!
- TC: 232 HDL: 56 TG: 77 LDL: 158
I'm 64 yo, very active, non-smoker, BMI 23, not on any supplements, nor have been. I read one study that said higher carbs raise VLDL and thus LDL. So could it be that by eating legumes (higher carbs) actually raised my LDL?