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Doctor insights on: Aerobic Exercise And Raising Hdl Cholesterol

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Is HDL cholesterol increased by exercise?|

Is HDL cholesterol increased by exercise?|

Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read more

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Dr. James Underberg
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Hdl Cholesterol (Definition)

Lipoprotein particles carry fat molecules: cholesterol, phospholipids ; triglycerides around the body in the water outside cells, including the blood. These particles vary in types of protein on the outer surface, ↓density ; ↑size (5 groups) according to the number of fat molecules carried. High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is the amount of cholesterol ...Read more


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Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?

How high?: Slight elevation in creatinine may be due to increased muscle mass, dehydration, increased protein intake, but should be evaluated by your doctor. Slightly elevated bilirubin may be a "normal" variant or the effect of vigorous excercise. High cholesterol and non-hdl cholesterol may need additional intervention by your doctor. ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 226 LDL143 HDL 69 Trig 72. Not overweight, exercise daily, low carb and no sugar diet. How to lower LDL natural? Are these num. alarming?

Cholesterol 226 LDL143 HDL 69 Trig 72. Not overweight, exercise daily, low carb and no sugar diet. How to lower LDL natural?  Are these num. alarming?

High LDL. : Well, your HDL is quite high which is great. You may want to liberalize your complex carbohydrate and fiber intake a bit and focus on lean proteins - saturated and trans-fats contribute to raising the LDL. If all else fails, medication may be needed. ...Read more

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How can you lower cholesterol numbers when a low fat, low cholesterol diet and aerobic exercise don't work?

How can you lower cholesterol numbers when a low fat, low cholesterol diet and aerobic exercise don't work?

Medications: If you are doing all the right things and still have a high cholesterol, you may need cholesterol lowering medications - statins. These are very effective and generally safe with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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How does aerobic exercise impact cholesterol levels?

How does aerobic exercise impact cholesterol levels?

Depends on how much: And your genetic predispositions but on the high end, with regular intense exercise, you could decrease your LDL(bad cholesterol) by up to 15% and increase your HDL(good cholesterol) by up to 20%. ...Read more

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Solution for isolated systolic hypertension 158/70 and triglycerides 220? Total cholesterol normal, not overweight, daily exercise, healthy diet.

Solution for isolated systolic hypertension 158/70 and triglycerides 220? Total cholesterol normal, not overweight, daily exercise, healthy diet.

It is unlikely: that you will be able to modify these abnormal findings without additional pharmacological intervention. An extreme diet of withholding sodium (<1gm) and very low carbohydrate might help but would be unpleasant. Your health care provider should be able to advise you and prescribe additional medication that will allow you to improve the numbers while still living an acceptable life style. ...Read more

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Exercise to reduce serum cholesterol?

Exercise to reduce serum cholesterol?

Very much so: For certain patients it can reduce their LDL(bad cholesterol) by 10-15% and increase their HDL(good cholesterol) by 20%. In general more vigorous(higher intensity) exercise has greater benefits then lower intensity exercise. A good starting point is 30 mins of daily exercise, whether it be walking, jogging, biking, or gardening. ...Read more

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Low carb diet ok for high triglycerides? Taking triglyde. Triglyceride levels on meds is 350, LDL is 201, HDL 28, on meds. Is any fat ok? I exercise.

Low carb diet ok for high triglycerides? Taking triglyde. Triglyceride levels on meds is 350, LDL is 201, HDL 28, on meds. Is any fat ok? I exercise.

Need more: You need a more thorough evaluation as your lipids have more abnormalities that high triglycerides; LDL is too high and HDL is low, both bad. Please consult your doctor for advise about diet, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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My fasing sugar is 142mg,/dl, s.cholestrol 211, s.triglycerides 267, HDL cholestrole 36, LDL cholestrol 146? Are these levels normal?

My fasing sugar is 142mg,/dl, s.cholestrol 211, s.triglycerides 267, HDL cholestrole 36, LDL cholestrol 146? Are these levels normal?

Metabolic Syndrome.: These numbers are not normal. In fact, they seem very consistent with something called metabolic syndrome - high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high LDL, high triglycerides, low HDL. It's linked to high insulin levels in the blood and, as you can imagine, is very atherogenic. If you're overweight, losing weight will certainly help this. ...Read more

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How can saturated fats increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more

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Can strenuous exercise before a cholesterol test increase ldl? My values are: HDL: 1.77 mmol/L LDL: 4.72 mmol/L Triglycerides: 1.12 mmol/L

Can strenuous exercise before a cholesterol test increase ldl?
My values are:
HDL: 1.77 mmol/L
LDL: 4.72 mmol/L
Triglycerides: 1.12 mmol/L

Exercise and LDL: exercise right before a blood draw might increase HDL (the good cholesterol), but it has not been show to increase LDL (the bad cholesterol). Longterm exercise lowers LDL. Your cholesterol results are in a good range, keep exercising! ...Read more

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What diet and exercise plan can help with lowering ldl, raising hdl, or both?

What diet and exercise plan can help with lowering ldl, raising hdl, or both?

Low Carb and Aerobic: Lifestyle changes help more with HDL than ldl. Weight loss and exercise can increase HDL by up to 50%. The effect on LDL is usually less (10-20%).Most weight loss diets will improve hdl, with some evidence that a low carb diet is superior: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20679559 aerobic exercise will also improve cholesterol: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17533202. ...Read more

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How much do genes play part in lipid panel?My total cholesterol 170, LDL 84, HDL 80, Triglycerides 63.I eat healthy & exercise daily & also have lupus

How much do genes play part in lipid panel?My total cholesterol 170, LDL 84, HDL 80, Triglycerides 63.I eat healthy & exercise daily & also have lupus

Genetics of lipids: Genetics are a powerful determinant of cholesterol metabolism. Some people eat super healthy and still have very high cholesterol requiring medicine to control. Others eat poorly and still have low cholesterol. By the way, treatment of lupus w/ steroid drugs can also contribute to development of heart disease. For personalized advice on this, talk to your doctor or a consultant here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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How do we lower LDL cholesterol and improve HDL and haemoglobin count?

How do we lower LDL cholesterol and improve HDL and haemoglobin count?

Without knowing: Specifics of the reason your asking, lets start with the basics. Lifestyle modifications to include increase in exercise and healthy diet is key. If not controlled after a trial of this improvement, you doctor may prescribe medication depending on your family history. As far as hemoglobin, you will need further testing to find the reason why your count is low. Msg me if you have more ?'s. ...Read more

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Which factors improve HDL and decrease ldl.

Aerobic fitness: I can't overstate the importance of staying as physically fit as you possibly can. If you're like the rest of us, you'll do great if you make friendships focused on fitness, and if you have family involve them as well. This is only part of the answer, but the most likely to benefit you. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Hdl (Definition)

HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more