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A 30-year-old male asked:

I have blood cholesterol 5.7 mmol/l. do i need to take medicine.. please advise?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Probably not but...: This is only a mild elevation and i would not treat it unless you have an unusually high percentage of small dense LDL particles. The role of cholesterol in heart disease is over-exagerated. The real cause of heart disease is inflammation. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease and http://www.Spacedoc.Com/cholesterol_articles.

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