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Hi, what are some foods i can at to lower my cholesterol, ldl etc? what are some foods i can eat to raise my hdl cholesterol? cholesterol

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Dr. David Peralta orozco
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Cholesterol: all vegetables help, in addition to reducing the consumption of trans fats
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Fiber, plant sterols: Foods that may lower LDL: 5-10 grams of soluble fiber/day (which may be found in oats, barley, or beans) bind to cholesterol in the digestive system and eliminate them from blood circulation. Foods that may raise HDL and lower LDL: 2 grams of plant sterols/day (vegetable oil, nuts, fish, seeds). Understand that it may not be possible to meet your cholesterol goals with dietary modifications alone.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how I could lower my (ldl) cholesterol and raise my (hdl) cholesterol?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Fitness is the key: Medication and perhaps even diet may have an impact, but if it is at all possible, get back into that aerobic fitness lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. It will probably not just raise your HDL but protect your heart and brain, and make you feel far better. What a fine gift to give yourself!
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Fat in nuts lowers hdl-cholesterol, or the fat in nuts lowers ldl- cholesterol?

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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Nuts good for HDL: Eating nuts tends to increase HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol. The effect is larger if triglycerides are also elevated. See this excellent review paper for more information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3257681 also remember that weight loss and exercise improve cardiovascular risk substantially.
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Last updated Mar 10, 2020

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