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please describe a good way to naturally lower your cholesterol?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Lipids: Low fat diet and regular aerobic exercise.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How do you manage your cholesterol?

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Dr. Ray Holt
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
Lot's of ways: A diet low in calories and low in fat. Getting regular aerobic type exercise, losing weight if you're over weight and if your levels are significantly high talk to a doctor about getting it down with medication which can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Are fingerstick cholesterol tests accurate?

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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Kind of: It can be a quick screening test - but it only shows you your total cholesterol and not the components (hdl, tg, ldl, etc.).
A 26-year-old member asked:

Does coffee elevate your cholesterol?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No, unless....: Unless you drink a lot of it and load it up with sugar and cream/high fat milk.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are foods that will lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fill up your plate: With fruits and veggies, fiber (whole grains, oatmeal, nuts and beans). Eat lean meat, fish. Cook with olive oil.
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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