Reading Ivor Cummins' 2018 book Eat Rich, Live Long: Mastering the Low-Carb Keto Spectrum for Weight Loss and Longevity
, and finishing the cholesterol chapter, I finally dug out my labs to figure out my ratios using these sties:
Cholesterol HDL, LDL, Triglycerides Ratio Calculator
Your Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio is: 4.80 - (preferably under 5.0, ideally under 3.5) GOOD
Your HDL/LDL ratio is: 0.272 - (preferably over 0.3, ideally over 0.4) AT RISK
Your triglycerides/HDL ratio is: 0.612 - (preferably under 4, ideally under 2) IDEAL
Cholesterol Ratio Calculator
LDL/HDL ratio 3.67
Ivor says the trig/HDL ratio is the best for assessing real risk (page 257):
Recent recommendations say that the value should ideally be below 2.0 Based on the science, the clear mechanisms at work, and all of the published risk data, we would aim lower: below 1.2, or even below 1.0.
My total cholesterol and LDL went very high, but my HDL was the highest in 3 years ( 2016: 73, 2017: 81, 2018: 98 ). My triglycerides also was the lowest yet ( 2016: 69, 2017: 119, 2018: 60 ).
For the November 2018 labs, I was LCHF since March 30 2018, so a little more than 8 months.