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are there any ways i can raise hdl cholesterol?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
Diet-activity: High omega-3 diet, high fiber diet, low fat diet, increase olive oil and canola oil use, regular exercises 30min a day 4 times a wk.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
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Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Carnitine 2gm: Carnitine 2gm per day will raise HDL cholesterol.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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