A member asked:

My lipid is normal except for my ldl cholesterol. i don't eat high fat foods. how do i lower it? is it genetic? total cholesterol 197, triglycerides 67, hdl cholesterol 63, vldl cholesterol cal 12, ldl chol calc (nih) 122 high, t. chol/hdl ratio 3?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

There are genetic components to the lipid profile. The rest of your numbers look like you are diet-controlling quite well. It may be that a medication would be needed to get the LDL lower so you should talk to your doctor to find out if medication is now indicated to get this number lower. This decision would be influenced by the rest of your clinical history and your cardiovascular risk factors.

Answered 5/18/2023

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