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i am a woman aged 53. my ldl is 5.6 and triglycerides is 1.2 and hdl is 2.3 mmol/l. would you advice me to take lovastatins?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Maybe (not) . . .: I don't know enough about you. 1st, calculate your 10yr risk for heart attack (http://cvdrisk.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/calculator.Asp). If your risk <10%, then focus on TLC (therapeutic lifestyle changes: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.Pdf) to achieve goal LDL <4.1mmol/l (160mg/dl). If risk >20%, then yes, statins are indicated to achieve goal LDL <2.6mmol/l (100mg/dl).

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