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How can you raise HDL cholesterol?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diet & exercise
Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 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 5 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. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lifestyle and meds
You can raise HDL cholesterol naturally with exercise, weight loss, and dietary changes such as eating less saturated fat.
Consuming healthy fats such as those in nuts and fish may help. Otc supplements such as omega 3 and Niacin have been shown to increase hdl. Medications such as fibrates and statins have also been shown to increase HDL to varying degrees.

In brief: Lifestyle and meds
You can raise HDL cholesterol naturally with exercise, weight loss, and dietary changes such as eating less saturated fat.
Consuming healthy fats such as those in nuts and fish may help. Otc supplements such as omega 3 and Niacin have been shown to increase hdl. Medications such as fibrates and statins have also been shown to increase HDL to varying degrees.
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: LCHF, Exercise ; B3
(a) low carb (esp avoid all sugars, esp fructose), (b) building muscle mass along with aerobic exercise and (c) taking pharmacologic doses of vitamin b3 are the most effective, typically in order a, c, b, from what I have seen for the last 3 decades.
While lfhc, esp. Avoiding sat fat foods was promoted by ancel keys, contrary to all previous experience, this has never been supported by evidence.

In brief: LCHF, Exercise ; B3
(a) low carb (esp avoid all sugars, esp fructose), (b) building muscle mass along with aerobic exercise and (c) taking pharmacologic doses of vitamin b3 are the most effective, typically in order a, c, b, from what I have seen for the last 3 decades.
While lfhc, esp. Avoiding sat fat foods was promoted by ancel keys, contrary to all previous experience, this has never been supported by evidence.
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