A member asked:

My total cholesterol was 156, triglycerides- 75, ldl- 103... but my hdl was 38! i'm only 18. should i take a statin? i have wpw & hbp. on propranolol

A doctor has provided 1 answer

No reason for statin: Having a low HDL is not a reason to start taking a statin. Exercise is the best way to get your HDL up. If you are overweight, lose weight. Eat healthy fats, like olive oil, and coconut oil. Eat nuts. Avoid inflammatory fats like trans fats.

Answered 6/10/2014



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