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Should i be concerned if my cholesterol is 189, hdl 38 , ldl3.6 , direct ldl 136 am i to close to the danger?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No, but could do: Better. Ideally LDL should be below 130 and HDL should be above 40.Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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