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How long does it take for one to lower LDL cholesterol levels?

LDL: Usually 6 weeks by medication ; possibly longer with lifestyle modification (3-6 months). ...Read more

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Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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Ldl cholesterol 140 HDL 46 total is 206. No other risk factors. Weight 170 height 5ft9in. 30yo femaLe.these levels bad and what should I lower themto?

Ldl cholesterol 140 HDL 46 total is 206. No other risk factors. Weight 170 height 5ft9in. 30yo femaLe.these levels bad and what should I lower themto?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, get six to nine hours of sleep nightly, keep your weight in check, don't sweat the small stuff, don't smoke or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read more

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How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

Diet, exercise, drug: Diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco. You may need drug treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hopportal/dandc-article/7. ...Read more

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I have 209 total cholesterol: 134 LDL, 56 HDL, 90 Trig. Will intro. of daily fish oil supplement help lower my total cholesterol levels? Thank you!

I have 209 total cholesterol:  134 LDL, 56 HDL, 90 Trig.  Will intro. of daily fish oil supplement help lower my total cholesterol levels?  Thank you!

Total cholesterol: Please do what your doc says but I see no reason at all to lower your cholesterol. High quality marine fish oil is good for lots of things and will lower your trig. which are already fine. If cholesterol goes too low there can be problems. Just enjoy what you have. Peace and good health. Please don't go low fat w/diet and please do eat eggs. ...Read more

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What are best foods to lower LDL cholesterol? 37 year old male with 142 ldl, don't eat much beef, cheese, chocol., pork, shrimp. What else can I do?

What are best foods to lower LDL cholesterol?  37 year old male with 142 ldl, don't eat much beef, cheese, chocol., pork, shrimp.  What else can I do?

Goals: Diet has little effect on lowering cholesterol levels. Dairy products and eggs (yolk) also contain cholesterol which you might want to minimize. Depending on your risk for heart and vascular disease you may or may not need to lower your cholesterol level, based on latest guidelines. ...Read more

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How do I lower LDL cholesterol?

How do I lower  LDL cholesterol?

Lower LDL: Ldl, your bad cholesterol is affected by genetics and diet. You can improve your diet by becoming more plant based since animal fat can increase LDL as well as sugar!. So try to get 5-7 veggies/fruits per day, eat lean protein only with no skin (grilled, baked or broiled), decrease dairy since that is also animal fat, and stop all processed and refined sugar. It can increase your LDL by 25%. ...Read more

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