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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have high inflammation bad cholesterol and triglycerides and high bp i'm 31 haven't gone on meds am i headed for bypass or can i take meds and diet ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes yes yes!: theres still time! You are young enough that you can make a difference. If you have a strong family history of heart disease then it's time to take control! Get on a heart healthy diet (low carb diet or Mediterranean diet). Plan out a daily or every other day schedule of aerobic exercise 45-60 min 3-5 times a week. If cholesterol values aren't reached in 6 months then it's time to begin a statin

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Last updated Nov 28, 2014

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