Flashback Friday: Optimal Cholesterol Level August 15, 2019 55 By William Morgan CategoryArticlesTagsCholesterol dr michael greger heart disease high cholesterol how not to die nutrition facts 55 Comments Vegan For The Animals Ⓥ says: April 12, 2019 at 12:06 pm Trolls incoming Reply Hench Herbivore says: April 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm Since going whole foods plant-based my systolic blood pressure has gone from 140+ to 107. Does this mean that I have reversed much of the atherosclerosis? Reply Dr. Des Harrington says: April 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm One of the best videos on this channel, and that's saying something! Well worth a flashback. 🙂 Reply Don Jabra says: April 12, 2019 at 12:11 pm √Thanks Reply Initial commit! says: April 12, 2019 at 12:22 pm >cites the image from Facts and principles learned at the 39th Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease the absolute madlad Reply FoodOrFail says: April 12, 2019 at 12:41 pm Eat the salad. The Big one. Every day. Reply Zelda Reben says: April 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm OATMEAL FOR BREAKFAST EVERY DAMN DAY!!! Reply Charlie V. says: April 12, 2019 at 1:24 pm What if we’re talking about an older person, who’s trying to go (mostly) plant based who has been using Lipitor for almost 20yrs? Should they continue using it? Reply Angel M. Bouchard says: April 12, 2019 at 1:25 pm Thanks for putting the truth out there where it needs to be, again. I’m sure that most of the people who are smart enough to be here appreciate your efforts to save lives. Reply TheFitnessShinobi says: April 12, 2019 at 1:46 pm I wish more people would consider looking more into this, as soon as they hear vegan/plant based often they dismiss it as insanity while depending on pills to band-aid their high blood pressure. Unaware or in denial that you can just avoid it by eating a simple far cheaper whole food diet and avoiding foods high in saturated fat or at the least limiting them. Reply elmagnificodep says: April 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm Switched to WFPB last year. I’ve hit bumps here and there like vegan cheese or non-dairy ice cream being the worst more recently, but here is where I’m at now. I go by the thought that you try to eat right and if you mess up there is always tomorrow. BMI: 22.2LDL: 50HDL: 41Triglycerides: 46Total Cholesterol: 104BP: 110/68 Reply Stephen says: April 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm Hell yeah, I can be a couch broccoli! Reply Adnan A says: April 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm It’s interesting what we consider normal levels Reply Interested Observer says: April 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm What about instances where you eat a primarily whole food plant based diet and still have a high ldl? Reply NerdySebas says: April 12, 2019 at 3:17 pm This could be the most valuable video for many, many people right now Reply Lemmy says: April 12, 2019 at 3:19 pm But what is the optimal diet? We are told different things all the time, its the sugar or its the saturated fat or its animal protein or salt. Vegans that can’t thrive on a plant based diet, somethings missing! I’ll just carry on with my unhealthy diet until somebody can say absolutely what is the best diet Reply Sec Girl says: April 12, 2019 at 3:28 pm I was at 109 on plant based for a long time…added About 2 grams of a plant sterols supplement…down to 73 …in my late 60's Reply zpoedog says: April 12, 2019 at 3:52 pm Thought I was so cool with a cholesterol of 137 and LDL of 82. Dr Greger you just broke my bubble. Thanks, 81 year old vegan. Reply Iron Vegan says: April 12, 2019 at 4:21 pm I find it a fascinating human thought study that many are those who still believe dietary cholesterol does not affect heart attack and/or stroke risks. I believe the average person prefers to turn a blind eye towards solid evidence that demonstrates the dangers of their preferred lifestyle choices, thus when reports surfaced years ago saying dietary cholesterol intake was not a risk factor, people jumped on that news with glee, as it supported their bad habits. We all make our own choices, and we all experience the consequences of those choices. We cannot save the world, but your presentations Michael go a long way towards saving those who are questioning and open minded. Thanks!Steve Reply Tom Mendenhall says: April 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm The government has no economic interest in keeping everyone alive as long as possible. Social Security would go bankrupt unless they increased the retirement age to 80. Better off taking care of yourself and avoid junk food, even if it is free (like government subsidized full of saturated fat cheese they give to poor people). Reply Jon Anderson says: April 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm Optimal cholesterol levels is around blood glucose of 70. Reply Veggies for Thought says: April 12, 2019 at 4:49 pm But some carnivores have a cholesterol level of around 400 Reply Dj Doolittle says: April 12, 2019 at 4:53 pm No buts it’s got to be butter ☺️ Reply Lawrence lawrence says: April 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm The WFPB is not the total answer. I have been on a strict WFPB for one and a half years and also on heart medication. The statins were causing me muscle pain so under the doctors suggestion that I stop the 20mg of statin for 10 days and check the blood work again. To my horror my LDL went from 65.7 to 116 after 10 days with me still doing a strict WFPB. It may be hereditary as the doctor said or I am thinking it may be something else. I listened to a Rich Roll pod cast where he interviews Dr. Dean Ornish, the doctor said in one university study on rabbits that the ones that had no social contact had a 60% greater plaque build up than the ones who had social interaction. Living alone may not be good for the heart and may cause plaque buildup from this study, for rabbits and people. Reply Shivaskriv S says: April 12, 2019 at 5:03 pm My LDL is 84 and was flagged as "Low" on my recent lab result. Been Plant based for 16 months now. No meds. Reply Jeffrey Phillips says: April 12, 2019 at 5:40 pm I wish he had pulled in some more recent studies. 2004 is a long time ago … (though that doesnt mean the info is bad or wrong, of course) Reply Joseph1NJ says: April 12, 2019 at 6:10 pm For me, getting cholesterol and LDL down to 140/70 respectively had side effects: better health, lower blood pressure, less inflammation, better sleep, and lower HBA1C. Of course it took some attention to diet and exercise, but it really wasn't a major sacrifice. I recall my GP saying saying years ago, "Wow. I have patients on statins that can't do that well." I told him maybe he should prescribe oatmeal instead. Reply Miha Skorjanc says: April 12, 2019 at 6:40 pm Pillars of WFPB education! 🙂 Reply catamaran sailor says: April 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm Having 200 Ldl. Feeling just fine Reply kinpatu says: April 12, 2019 at 7:22 pm 100% whole foods plant based diet drive my LDL up to 140mg/dL. Keto lowered it. Reply Celina K says: April 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm 1:52 LDL 50 to 70 Reply L W says: April 12, 2019 at 8:49 pm Hi Dr I would like you to address some papers like "LDL-C does not cause cardiovascular disease: a comprehensive review of the current literature" in your next video thanks Reply egal says: April 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm My doctor said my cholesterol was too low and recommended I added oils back into my diet to raise it. Reply Crystal Saling says: April 12, 2019 at 10:19 pm “Cholesterol May be the main factor in heart attack risk”. Not true! People on statins do NOT have a significantly lowered heart attack risk. It is clearly more than just cholesterol. Eating a plant-based diet also reduces inflammation in most people and that is a huge factor as well. Reply turbine says: April 13, 2019 at 12:09 am Crooked ass government Reply GetTheKnife says: April 13, 2019 at 6:37 am Keto is a conspiracy to reduce over population. Reply Raja Shahja says: April 13, 2019 at 6:40 am GAME OVER GREGER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjGHwR7hSyE Reply small footprint says: April 13, 2019 at 7:37 am Wow, I thought I was doing well at 85… Reply Grinder !! says: April 13, 2019 at 11:10 am You might want to see the interview from “What I’ve Learned” with Dave Feldman on why we may need LDL. It’s groundbreaking and Uber informative on the mechanistic pathways of why it’s given such a bad wrap! Those who want to delve into LDL more take a look at that interview and you will be blown away! Thanks and god bless! Reply Steph Ss says: April 13, 2019 at 3:17 pm I kept getting getting palpitations/arrhythmia and the cardiologist was like…wow, your cholesterol is great, don't know what's wrong. Reply WHITESWORDWARRIOR says: April 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm The reason these people their cholesterol is high is because cholesterol is the building block for every single part of your body.It is a causal agent to have high cholesterol of something indicative of bodily damage, not a causal agent of an actual heart attack risk.Lowering cholesterol when necessary for healing is the actual danger, or having a lack thereof.Hydrogenated vegetable oils for example, cause plaque and cholesterol is needed to fix this damage/holes created in the arteries and gets blamed for you developping a heart attack instead of praised for relieving you from artery breaks.Again, it is a result from initial damage, cholesterol doesn't cause plaque in every tribe that ever existed which mainly ate animal products/fats, for example eskimos, having nearly no rates of atherosclerosis (increasing the more westernized their diet is).Why?They don't eat the very damaging foods in the first place that make cholesterol necessary to fix these arteries from within. Reply Leta HaynesRuss says: April 13, 2019 at 8:15 pm how dangerous is high cholesterol not from diet? mine has been high for 10+ years that i know of and i eat basically no cholesterol in my diet last 5+ years? I'm 48, 5.4 and 108 lbs. rather small, as i am getting older it scares me. Reply infichif says: April 14, 2019 at 2:32 am Ever notice that there is no simple English word for "eat healthy". There are plenty of words for "pig out". A word where somebody says "I'm going to *#@!" and other people think "he must be going to eat a salad or something". Reply alesis100 says: April 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm Have you seen the off the rails McDougall interview?? You're headed there you bald prick. Stop spreading misinformation. There is still time to save yourself. Swallow your pride and go back to eating meat. Dumbass 🙂 Reply dugfriendly says: April 14, 2019 at 2:32 pm It’s so simple as to be unbelievable to most folks. Reply Chaz Lon says: April 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm Who can answer this: If meat is so bad, how come cavemen did not have barely any cancer or heart disease???? The fact that they didn't have those diseased proves that SOME meat is okay. Reply Bjarne Kristensen says: April 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm I like Dr Gregors informational snippets here on YouTube, but this is old and outdated incorrect information. You should look into Ivor Cummins reseach on behalf of Irish Heart Disease Awarenes, about the real risk factors. Which I can simplify quickly as: too high blood insulin, combined with too low HDL and too high triglyceride count. LDL is not bad by itself, so the count doesn't matter. It is how much of your LDL that is OXIDISED which really matters. Please do more research on this matter Dr Gregor. And to find out you real heart disease risk, get a CAC (Coronary Artery Calcium) score test. Reply Jennifer Jones says: April 15, 2019 at 12:31 am So…what about us poor schlumps who have been consistently been eating a WFPBD (with no added oil) and STILL cannot achieve optimal LDL levels? Reply TAMUC TAMUC says: April 15, 2019 at 3:55 am My LDL was 99 when I had my heart attack. I lowered it to 68 using WFPB diet and exercise. I've added Repatha and my LDL is 16. Reply Eric K says: April 15, 2019 at 6:02 pm William Roberts is a putz who should lose his license. Reply Adrián Hernández Obradors says: April 15, 2019 at 6:25 pm LDL of 45.6 here, checking in! 🙂 Reply Brenden James Martel says: April 15, 2019 at 10:21 pm I am a whole foods plant based vegan and my ldl was only 49 last September 2018. Reply Karl Pilkington says: April 16, 2019 at 3:04 pm Maybe the public's greatest frustration would come from not being informed of the optimum diet for health Yes That is true Reply Reniel Diaz says: April 18, 2019 at 2:55 am Thank you Dr. Greger, keep up the great work. Reply apric piro says: April 29, 2019 at 6:55 am Low Cholesterol is Linked to Depression. Depression or Atherosclerosis that is the question Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.