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What to do for high level cholesterol?

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Dr. William Haynes
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Diet and Statin: Things you can do include a weight reducing diet (if obese), avoiding animal fats, try take control or benechol margarines, and use metamucil. Most people will also need a statin drug like simvastatin, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor to get their LDL (bad) cholesterol to goal. These reduce cholesterol by 40-60% and are proven to reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 50%, and save lives.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Which shellfish have high levels of cholesterol?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Lobster,crab,shrimp: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7132729/. "our data indicated that large quantities of lobster, crab, and shrimp were only mildly hypercholesterolemic in normals, but less so than other cholesterol-containing foods. Clams, oysters, and scallops were not hypercholesterolemic in normal subjects but were in a hypercholesterolemic patient.".
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A 72-year-old male asked:

Is a cholesterol level of 236 considered high?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: You may or not need meds to lower the cholesterol.
Dr. Mary David
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anything over 200 is high. This can be okay if your HDL , or good cholesterol, is the one that is high.
Dec 26, 2014

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