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A 49-year-old male asked:

Total cholesterol 251 ,triglcerides 541,ldl 129 ,hdl 37 .how do i improve these,49 year old male?

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Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 14 years experience
Cut Carbs: Not too bad... This is usually the average number for most people... Recommend cutting down on Carbs, quit smoking if you do and increase exercise. More grains, fruits and cereals (yes - oatmeal, raisin bran etc... No red meat more oily fish - salmon) recheck blood in 3 - 6 months to see if they have made improvement... Best Wishes.
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
Find and Fix Causes: Both genetic and acquired conditions cause riglyceride (TG) elevations. Often, high tg occurs with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low "good" cholesterol (hdl-c), and increased waist size. Most people with high tg also have high LDL particle number with mildly abnormal LDL cholesterol. In these settings risk of heart disease is high. Also, TG > 500 can cause pancreatitis. See your doctor.

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