Dr. Paul Mason – 'Blood tests on a ketogenic diet – what your cholesterol results mean'

Dr Paul Mason obtained his medical degree with honours from the University of Sydney, and also holds degrees in Physiotherapy and Occupational Health. He is a Specialist Sports Medicine and Exercise Physician.

Dr Mason developed an interest in low carbohydrate diets in 2011. Since then he has spent hundreds of hours reading and analysing the scientific literature.

For the last two years, Dr. Mason has been applying this knowledge in treating metabolic and arthritis patients who have achieved dramatic and sustained weight loss and reductions in joint pain.

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20 thoughts on “Dr. Paul Mason – 'Blood tests on a ketogenic diet – what your cholesterol results mean'

  1. 62 years old here. Had high total cholesterol all my life (250-300 or 6.5 to 7). I have a BMI of 20.8 (always been around that), always been a gym goer (3-4 times a week and I still do boot camps with heart in the 140-160 range twice a week). I’ve been on a low-GI diet for 15 years. I have no family history of cardiac disease or hypertension. My new doctor freaked out at my bloodwork despite perfect (very low) triglycerides and insulin and BP. So I did a CAC Scan and the score was zero. If you have no other indications other than the cholesterol itself, and you know you are leaving a healthy clean life, ignore any doctor that wants you on statins!

  2. My Tri/HDL ratio is 0.6 which after watching this video suggests I am pattern A. However I had a 3200 LDL particle count which where calculated as Pattern A at an average size of 21.0. Can I assume that in spite of the high LDL particle count, that with these I am unlikely to develop CAD?

  3. So what was done so the poor old chap could get his insurance?
    I highly doubt that they saw this video and they changed their policy

  4. Hey Kool aid. For real your description of sweet tea sounds like a preacher talking about the evils of his experience in a harem. Like it sounds wonderful. I've sworn off liquid calories but you about knocked me off the wagon.

  5. So, keto 8 months. Lost 3st, 8lbs. Reversed T2d. But cholesterol is 8.4mmol / triglicerides 1 mmol / HDL 1.5 mmol / Chol/HDL 5.6. Are these good or bad results? The dietician wants me to speak to a Dr regarding statins. Don't particulary want medication afyer being able to ditch the T2d medication. Any thoughts?

  6. Thank you so much for your excellent explanation of this subject. After a recent blood test my results came back with a high LDL result. I was so frustrated as I’ve been off sugar for 3 years and followed a keto diet for a year. I very nearly gave up on a diet I love but now after watching this and doing the ratio I can breathe easily knowing I’m doing the best for my body. You are a very gifted public speaker Thank you from the bottom of my heart !

  7. I've been on the keto diet since 2018, have lost 35 kg's in weight and no longer use statin drugs to control cholesterol levels. My HDL and LDL have increased, but the triglyceride levels are way down and the ratios are looking very good. One thing I cannot understand is why does the arterial plaque formation seemingly only occur in arteries and not in veins? Are there any proven medical explanations for this?

  8. So I'm a minute in. Why are people laughing at someone fit looking being at risk? People with hypercholesterolemia can drop dead in their 20s from CVD.

  9. This gentleman as Dr. Jason Fung, and others doctors deserve our respect for helping all of us!!!! thank you for opening my eyes

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