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How does aerobic exercise impact cholesterol levels?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends on how much: And your genetic predispositions but on the high end, with regular intense exercise, you could decrease your LDL(bad cholesterol) by up to 15% and increase your HDL(good cholesterol) by up to 20%.

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Last updated Feb 1, 2015

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