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How can you make your HDL cholesterol levels go up?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diet & exercise
Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol.
Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day.

In brief: Diet & exercise
Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol.
Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Carnitine
Carnitine increases HDL need 2gm per day.

In brief: Carnitine
Carnitine increases HDL need 2gm per day.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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