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Doctor insights on: Foods That Raise Good Cholesterol

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Is slightly raised cholesterol is of concern?

Out of context: For a 22 year old? No one in American medicine even recommends cholesterol testing for someone in their 20s. Second, cholesterol is a panel, not one test. Your question does not reference the panel. Thus interpretation is impossible. ...Read more

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Why is my cholesterol raised to 5.6 even though im taking meds to control it?

Why is my cholesterol raised to 5.6 even though im taking meds to control it?

Meds Not in Charge: Cholesterol: a fat molecule made by every animal cell, part of each cell membrane, allows movement. The real target is lipoproteins. Most meds are single molecules selected to influence body function. Principle controls remain within our mind?brain?body + food choices. LFHC foods drive LDL particle concentrations ?; Large-HDL particle concentrations ?. Thus check NMR lipoproteins, go HFLC. ...Read more

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I have raised cholesterol numbers and statin drugs vs. supplements as cholestacare?

I have raised cholesterol numbers and statin drugs vs. supplements as cholestacare?

Total risk: It's not wise to treat lab abnormalities in a vacuum. If your total cardiac risk exceeds 7.5% ten year risk, or if you have established vascular disease, a statin is advised (2013 Adult Treatment Panel guidelines, American Heart Assoc) since they've been shown repeatedly to lower risk while supplements and non-statin meds are either ineffective or minimally so. ...Read more

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What are some good foods to add to my diet to raise my good cholesterol?

What are some good foods to add to my diet to raise my good cholesterol?

Few: Alcohol in moderation, e.g. Wine can raise good cholesterol. Exercise, weight loss, and tobacco cessation could be helpful as well. ...Read more

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How can you raise good cholesterol?

How can you raise good cholesterol?

Multiple factors cou: Don't smoke, lose weight ( if overweight) , healthier fat found in olive, peanut and canola oils — tend to improve hdl's anti-inflammatory abilities. Nuts, fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are other good choices for improving your LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio. Alcohol only in moderation. Meds if needed- niacin, statins, fibrates. Walnuts, oatmeal, oats.Omega-3 fatty. ...Read more

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Which foods help heighten good cholesterol?

2 options: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels. ...Read more