Hiya Type 2 Newbie with High Cholesterol.

RobbieU

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Evening All,

Type 2 control with diet. Cholesterol docs said fish 7 days a week, have done that but fish for seven days???
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Welcome to the forum @RobbieU

I’ve not heard of that as a recommendation before - sounds fishy to me! (sorry... couldn’t resist)

The impression I get is that while some changes to cholesterol levels can be made through dietary changes, much of the cholesterol in the bloodstream is manufactured in the liver.

Do you know the results of your most recent cholesterol test? And what the various splits of different ’lipids’ that make up your total cholesterol?

i think knowing the details of the different parts is very helpful.

Do you take a statin?

Roughly how much carbohydrate do you think you eat in a day - have you ever tried to estimate it?
 

grovesy

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Welcome to the forum @RobbieU

I’ve not heard of that as a recommendation before - sounds fishy to me! (sorry... couldn’t resist)

The impression I get is that while some changes to cholesterol levels can be made through dietary changes, much of the cholesterol in the bloodstream is manufactured in the liver.

Do you know the results of your most recent cholesterol test? And what the various splits of different ’lipids’ that make up your total cholesterol?

i think knowing the details of the different parts is very helpful.

Do you take a statin?

Roughly how much carbohydrate do you think you eat in a day - have you ever tried to estimate it?
That is a new one on me too!
 

ianf0ster

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SInce 85% of the cholesterol in your blood stream is from your liver rather than from what you eat, it appears that your doctor still thinks that saturated fat (in meat) raises raises blood cholesterol.

Fish is good for diabetics - any traditional source of protein and fat is much better for us than the carbohydrates that keep getting pushed on us as being healthy.
It was the 'Eatwell plate' and 5 a day (with emphasis on fruit) which I blame for causing my T2D in the first place. I was slim on a higher fat lower carb way of eating until my GP managed to scare me into going low fat.
 

RobbieU

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Welcome to the forum @RobbieU

I’ve not heard of that as a recommendation before - sounds fishy to me! (sorry... couldn’t resist)

The impression I get is that while some changes to cholesterol levels can be made through dietary changes, much of the cholesterol in the bloodstream is manufactured in the liver.

Do you know the results of your most recent cholesterol test? And what the various splits of different ’lipids’ that make up your total cholesterol?

i think knowing the details of the different parts is very helpful.

Do you take a statin?

Roughly how much carbohydrate do you think you eat in a day - have you ever tried to estimate it?
Hiya,
Thanks for your reply.
I haven’t yet seen the results of the last bloods, I will try to obtain, it actually makes sense.
Welcome to the forum @RobbieU

I’ve not heard of that as a recommendation before - sounds fishy to me! (sorry... couldn’t resist)

The impression I get is that while some changes to cholesterol levels can be made through dietary changes, much of the cholesterol in the bloodstream is manufactured in the liver.

Do you know the results of your most recent cholesterol test? And what the various splits of different ’lipids’ that make up your total cholesterol?

i think knowing the details of the different parts is very helpful.

Do you take a statin?

Roughly how much carbohydrate do you think you eat in a day - have you ever tried to estimate it?

Hiya - Thanks for your reply.
Defo fishy but agree better than Carbs. I’m not sure about the results of the last bloods but I suppose getting them makes sense! I’m not on statins, had been for several years but succumb to severe cramps and stopped, now on a different drug. I am consuming roughly 35% Daily allowance of carbs according to app ‘Lose It’. Thanks for the advice!
 

RobbieU

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Type 2
SInce 85% of the cholesterol in your blood stream is from your liver rather than from what you eat, it appears that your doctor still thinks that saturated fat (in meat) raises raises blood cholesterol.

Fish is good for diabetics - any traditional source of protein and fat is much better for us than the carbohydrates that keep getting pushed on us as being healthy.
It was the 'Eatwell plate' and 5 a day (with emphasis on fruit) which I blame for causing my T2D in the first place. I was slim on a higher fat lower carb way of eating until my GP managed to scare me into going low fat.
Hi - Thanks for your sharing. A family member is on a high fat low carb thing with Diabetes and is a model patient. I think it will probably need looking at as you along with several people have made a point.
thank you!
 
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