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A 54-year-old male asked:

Is ldl level 88 hdl 42, trig 115, & tc 153 bad for obese 54 y male with hbp, &controlled diabetes a1c 5.1. any guidelines to follow or statin needed?

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Dr. John Powelson
Transplant Surgery 37 years experience
No: Your lipid profile numbers are excellent. Obesity is a threat to your health; probably led to hbp and diabetes. Better health in your case means loosing weight. A plant-based diet would do the trick. This is also good to prevent cancer. Watch " forks over knives", a video on the science of a plant-based diet. Also shows some obese patients whose hbp and dm disappeared on that diet.
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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Borderline : If you're diabetic the guideline goal for LDL is below 70 to reduce your risk of heart disease. Your numbers for most part are good. Since your tg is high i suggest high dose fish oil or omega3 and a very low dose station like Lipitor (atorvastatin) or creator 5 mg.
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