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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i could lower my (ldl) cholesterol and raise my (hdl) cholesterol?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Fitness is the key: Medication and perhaps even diet may have an impact, but if it is at all possible, get back into that aerobic fitness lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. It will probably not just raise your HDL but protect your heart and brain, and make you feel far better. What a fine gift to give yourself!

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