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My doctor says to take statin at bedtime because cholesterol is produced more at sleep. Does that mean both HDL and LDL are produced at night?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No and no
Please , it seems there's been a misunderstanding.
Have your doctor re answer your question. If its the same answer, please see someone else.

In brief: No and no
Please , it seems there's been a misunderstanding.
Have your doctor re answer your question. If its the same answer, please see someone else.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Bart Denys
1. The older statins were shorter acting. There is indeed more cholesterol production at night (forget HDL and LDL here, we're talking total cholesterol). So it made more sense to give them at night. the newer statins (atorvastatin & rosuvastatin) are longer acting and are practically equally effective at night or morning. 2. Cholesterol is produced throughout the day but a little more at night
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Gall bladder
Gall bladder and liver works at night by using fats from heavy meals to convert cholesterol into bile - if there is not sufficient b6, b3, carnitine they cause high cholesterol, ldl(high) and HDL (low) respectively.
Fatty meals typically are later part of day - hope this helps.

In brief: Gall bladder
Gall bladder and liver works at night by using fats from heavy meals to convert cholesterol into bile - if there is not sufficient b6, b3, carnitine they cause high cholesterol, ldl(high) and HDL (low) respectively.
Fatty meals typically are later part of day - hope this helps.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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