I reframe my question. Can consumption of gluten by gluten intolerant person raise her or his cholesterol level?
Hi there this article seems to suggest that gluten can do this
Have a look on PubMed which has various articles on gluten research.
This research states that coeliacs still eating gluten tend to have low cholesterol levels and that going gf raises HDL and lowers LDL
Not sure if that answers your question.
hiya went for my yearly check up last week and my cholesterl was up and b4 gf was low so havnt a clue why x
I'm not a doctor. I know that cholesterol levels are infuenced by a number of factors. What my research and personal experience have told me is that the liver is the primary key. If the liver is too busy filtering substances the body finds toxic (like gluten), it can't handle everything and some substances, such as cholesterol, slip through, raising their numbers. Personally, when I was faced with that problem, I discussed vitamin C therapy to boost phase one liver detoxification with my family doctor. I now take theraputic doses of vitamin C and it has eliminated the problem of cholesterol for me. If vitamin C doesn't solve the problem, it is recomended that you add B vitamins in addition to vitamin C to enhance phase two of the liver detoxification process. So based on that, I would say the answer to your question, Milind, is yes. I encourage you to do your own research and discuss it with your health care provider.
Thanks for this Liana. Would you tell me the doses of vitamin C? and B? I will like to try this.
I took Vitamin C in 500 IU increments to tolerance (increasing gradually until you get diaahrea, then backing off to the last dose where normal stools were present) It took my body about 4 months to respond (baseline blood tests then follow up blood tests every 4 months for a year). I did not require the addition of B6 which is recomended for phase 2 liver detox processing. Today I have backed off and only take 5000 IU a day, but my husband still takes 10,000 IU. Reference work by Dr. Linus Pauling for more information on Vitamin C therapies. The interesting side effects for me personally were that It put all my heart issues (cholesterol, tri-glycerides etc) back into the normal range. It also allowed me to reduce my thyroid medication and reduced my inflammation rate (C-reactive protien levels) I'm not suggesting that this would be the case for anyone else... these are simply the results I got. Again, I urge you to discuss this with your health care provider.
Thank you so much Liana. That was very helpful.
As you have reframed your question here are the replies to your related question which we have deleted to avoid duplicate posts on the main page:
Mia1057 VOLUNTEER yesterdayEdit | Delete
I have high cholesterol and have to be very careful. Many of the processed GF foods have much higher fat content than their non GF equivalents, including GF bread and pasta not just the cakes and biscuits etc. I have almost completely cut these out all together and try and and eat as many natural GF foods as possible and I use low cholesterol spreads and olive oil.
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Milind yesterdayEdit | Delete
Thanks Mia 1057,
but my question is whether it is because of gluten intolerance. I read that gluten intolerance causes rise in cholesterol level.
Penel yesterdayEdit | Delete
There is increasing evidence that processed carbohydrates, especially sugar, cause a rise in LDL cholesterol through inflammation. The rise in cholesterol levels apparently associated with gluten intolerance could be part of this. Have look at the work by Robert Lustig, a paediatrician from America specialising in childhood obesity.
Unfortunately most processed gf food is loaded with processed carbs and sugar and it's that which causes the problem after going gf. Most low fat food is also loaded with sugar. Eating fat is not the problem, butter is much better for you than the hydrogenated oil found in low fat spreads. This is not a natural food for the body and does it no good.
glitzygem 1 hour agoEdit | Delete
My cholesterol is higher since being gluten free. I think it's because I eat a lot more cheese, meat and sugar products than I used to. But lately, I have been using a spread and have cut down my hard chesses, and fatty meat, and don't really eat gluten free biscuits anymore as all the tesco ones seem to have oats in them
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