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A 26-year-old male asked:

Do i need a statin? hdl 35, lipoprotein (a) 5, total cholesterol 160, triglycerides 80, ldl 110, bmi 21,dad h/a at 50 alive mom is 63 fine. do i need?

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Dr. Marc Mugmon
Cardiology 49 years experience
No: Current guidelines do not justify statin therapy for you at this time. Attainment of ideal body weight, regular exercise, no smoking, and healthy diet are best for you.
Last updated Apr 15, 2015

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