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A 28-year-old male asked:

Male,28.lipid-p 6 mons ago.total 225, hdl 43 ldl 165&trig 85.bmi of 23.1.doc did not put on meds.change diet/re-test 1yr.was he correct?ate 1 hour b4.

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
LDL goal : Hi. No change in diet will get your LDL to goal. Your LDL is very influenced by your genetics, and minimally influenced by your diet. I would at least make sure you're not hypothyroid. Treatment with a statin is lifelong, and most people aren't that into preventive medicine. Lowering your LDL with a stain would lower your long term risk. Period. What is your family history of cardiac events?
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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