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57 year old male. 5'6" tall, 175 lbs, hdl 42, ldl 96, triglycerides 154, total chol 164, ldl/hdl ratio 2.3, chol/hdl ratio 2.3 concerns?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Exercise: It would be beneficial if your HDL were higher and you could do that by regular aerobic exercise. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, there is no cause for concern. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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