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A 32-year-old male asked:

Total cholesterol : 236 mg/dl, ldl : 166 mg/dl and triglicarydes : 162 mg/dl. hdl : 37.how good/bad are these counts for a 28 year old boy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need work: Your values are not too bad, but could be much better, especially HDL should be higher. If you are overweight, lost weight.Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.

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