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A 40-year-old male asked:
Can strenuous exercise before a cholesterol test increase ldl?
my values are:
hdl: 1.77 mmol/l
ldl: 4.72 mmol/l
triglycerides: 1.12 mmol/l
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 37 years experience
Exercise and LDL: exercise right before a blood draw might increase HDL (the good cholesterol), but it has not been show to increase LDL (the bad cholesterol). Longterm exercise lowers LDL. Your cholesterol results are in a good range, keep exercising!
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Last updated Jun 6, 2015
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