Episode 55: What to Do if Your Cholesterol Goes up on Keto / Fasting?

Cholesterol basics, and what should you do if your LDL cholesterol gets higher while on keto or fasting?

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (0:00)
  • 2 common scenarios w/ high LDL (1:50)
  • Cholesterol basics (4:59)
  • Dr. Ken Ford’s thoughts on keto & LDL (5:54)
  • Clarifying LDL particle size / number (7:53)
  • Is LDL a good measure of heart disease risk? (9:58)
  • Better risk measurements for heart disease (10:52)
  • What about fasting & LDL? (13:34)
  • Big picture takeaways (14:49)
  • Next steps (17:06)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.