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I have high cholesterol but am perfectly fit / athletic / eat paleo. I'm assuming it's my genes. What's the best way to keep my cholesterol low?

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Dr. Frank Amico
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Genes

Unfortunately our genetic make up affects us both in positive and negative ways.
I am sure your genes are a contributing factor but make sure you keep track of what you are eating. Sometimes those "good" foods are actually not so good!

In brief: Genes

Unfortunately our genetic make up affects us both in positive and negative ways.
I am sure your genes are a contributing factor but make sure you keep track of what you are eating. Sometimes those "good" foods are actually not so good!
Dr. Frank Amico
Dr. Frank Amico
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Medicine?

If your cholesterol numbers are abnormal despite your best effort at proper nutrition (although it may be arguable that a paleo diet is proper nutrition), regular exercise and weight management, then you would be a candidate for cholesterol-lowering medication.

In brief: Medicine?

If your cholesterol numbers are abnormal despite your best effort at proper nutrition (although it may be arguable that a paleo diet is proper nutrition), regular exercise and weight management, then you would be a candidate for cholesterol-lowering medication.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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