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Your LDL might not be a true measure. Most labs don't actually measure LDL. Instead, they use a formula (The Friedewald Equation) based on Total Cholesterol, HDL, and Triglycerides ([LDL-chol] = [Total chol] - [HDL-chol] - ([TG]/5)). If your Triglycerides go down, your calculated LDL will go up. I would say don't worry too much about LDL. It is more important to have your triglycerides go down than your calculated LDL. Like you said the particle size is more important than the number. Here is a link that talks about the Friedewald Equation: http://www.cholesterol-tests.com/Lipid_Testing_Inaccuracies.html
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