A 57-year-old female asked:
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cholesterol 250, hdl 88, ldl 112, ratio 3.0 no smoker, 22 bmi, 61 inches tall, 116 lbs. 57 yr old female. should i take statins? no other risk factor

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No need: There is no need for statins given your lab findings. To improve your health and further lessen the risk of heart disease you should exercise about 30 minutes/day for a total of at least 150 minutes/week. You may start with walking and increase the intensity as tolerated.
Answered on Sep 15, 2016
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No need: Unless you have diabetes, strong family history, or diabetes. However, listen to primary doctors recommendations, as some details may make statins necessary. Diet and exercise control always helps to reduce risk.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016

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