A 47-year-old female asked:
My cholesterol numbers are great except hdl(34). i eat very healthy foods and exercise over 30 min. 5x /week, and don't smoke. what else can i do?
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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Exercise a bit more.: The best way to raise cardioprotective HDL is cardiovascular exercise. Shoot for forty or forty-five minutes daily. Supplementation with no-flush Niacin may help as well, 2000 to 3000mg daily in divided doses. Fish oil supplements may help this as well, as healthy fats can raise the HDL.
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