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How do I lower LDL cholesterol?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Find and Fix Causes

The first step is to determine why the LDL cholesterol is elevated.
Several inherited and acquired medical conditions will affect LDL levels. Second, if related conditions are identified i would treat those while also starting diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Third, cardiovascular risk status must be determined and the appropriate LDL target selected to ensure adequate LDL lowering.

In brief: Find and Fix Causes

The first step is to determine why the LDL cholesterol is elevated.
Several inherited and acquired medical conditions will affect LDL levels. Second, if related conditions are identified i would treat those while also starting diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Third, cardiovascular risk status must be determined and the appropriate LDL target selected to ensure adequate LDL lowering.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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