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A 45-year-old male asked:

Dear sir ,my lipid profile result was ....total-185tgl-76ldl-115hdl-54vldl-16plz suggest..may i take medicine ?i have daily exercize 50 mins.

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
For cholesterol?: This is lipid panel is actually pretty decent. Only your LDL is borderline high. I would certainly try lifestyle modifications, including improving diet, increasing regular exercise, no smokoing, etc. If you have characteristics that put you at higher risk, then a low dose statin would be a good idea. Talk to your doc.
Last updated Feb 12, 2015

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