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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can i increase my hdl cholesterol?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Life stayle: By following a good life style which include regular exercises 30min a day 4 times a wk, eating high omega-3 diet, high fiber diet , using olive oil or canola oil as main source for fat , avoiding junk meals and follow low fat diet.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Carnitine 2gm: Carnitine 2 gm per day will raise HDL cholesterol.
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Exercise: Regular aerobic exercise of 20-30 min/day will help. May also be increased with antioxidants in red wine or grape juice. Fish oil supplements may also have some effect.

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How do I increase HDL cholesterol levels?

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HDL: Increases with exercise and with lowering triglycerides.
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How do I increase my good HDL cholesterol?

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Diet, exercise: You can raise your good cholesterol by increasing the amount of exercise you do, losing weight, and following a healthy diet, low in fat and cholesterol. Eating healthier, unsaturated fats can help as well. There are medications and over the counter supplements such as Niacin that will also help to raise good cholesterol.
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What foods are good to increase your HDL cholesterol?

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Rich in Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by foods rich in omega3 fish oil, such as cold water fish like wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc. Certain plants (like flax seed) also contain omega3, but not at the healthy quantity as fish.
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How do I increase my HDL cholesterol levels to protect myself?

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Exercise and Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by exercise, plus foods rich in omega3 fish oil, such as cold water fish like wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc. Certain plants (like flax seed) also contain omega3, but not at the healthy quantity as fish.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the HDL cholesterol ?

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Dr. Israel Martinez Desales
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It...: Stands for high density lipoprotein and one of its function is to take colesterol that’s in the periphery back to the liver to be processed. It’s also called good colesterol because of this.

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