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Cholesterol is 200. hdl is 25. ldl is 105. triglycerides are 350. i'm 36 year old male. weigh 208. should i be concerned too much ?

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Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: The low HDL and hi TG is of concern cos it puts u at risk for metabolic syndrome and heart disease. high TG also puts u at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Would recommend a low sugar and low starch diet, moderate exercise of tolerated. Consider hi quality omega 3 fatty acids eg Nordic Naturals 2 caps one to two times a day w food. Needs follow up labs in 3-6 months.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Let's work on this: Weight's not helpful unless we know how much is fat and how much is muscle. But your labwork suggests the metabolic syndrome and maybe more. You'll feel much better and probably stay healthy / alive much longer if you address this. Eat sensibly but the key is getting back into that fitness-focused lifestyle you enjoyed so much as a teenaged guy. Maybe meds too. Best wishes.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes , it is concerni: Yes your blood Fat levels are abnormal and need your attention-- You also correct your high weight.....this has lead to high blood fats(Triglycerides). To make matters worse, your blood cholesterol levels are abnormal (HDL level is too low). If you can lose 20-30 pounds, you will do better: So eat Less (avoid sweets and high Fat foods) and exercise more. Daily walks and eating Fruits and veggies

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