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A 37-year-old male asked:

Ebct score 23 at 37 yrs. ldl 130 hdl 35. plant based diet, nuts some fish + lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg. now ldl 44 hdl 32. will fish oil help hdl? next step?

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Probably: Yes fish oil will probably help. But before fish oil i'll recommend exercise first. It will lower LDL (bad cholesterol) even more, lower triglycerides and increase hdl. Also will improve your general health and well being.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 24 years experience
Congratulations : You've made great progress! fish oil likely beneficial but won't impact LDL much but yours is perfect!
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 33 years experience
Relax: Friend you are a divine creation not a machine -- be happy and grateful of your health then help others around you -- by the way fish oil benefit you more than raising HDL and you may not need to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) unless you have a high risk coronary heart disease profile -- discuss it with your doctor.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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