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.
Yes. Regular exercises at least 30minute a day 4 times a week can improve HDL levels.
Lifestyle measures. The best way to raise cardioprotective HDL is cardiovascular exercise. Shoot for forty or forty-five minutes daily. Supplementation with no-flush Niacin may help as well, 2000 to 3000mg daily in divided doses. Fish oil supplements may help this as well, as healthy fats can raise the HDL.
Depends on trig's. Actually, exercise only increases hdl-cholesterol when it also lowers triglycerides. Those with an isolated low HDL (a low HDL and triglycerides that are normal) will not significantly change their HDL level with diet, exercise or any other lifestyle modification. If triglycerides are over 150 then exercise and healthy eating will lower triglycerides and reflexively raise the hdl.
Modestly. The amount of exercise required to actually and statistically significantly increase hdl-c is considerable and certainly beyond that required for cardiovascular conditioning and modest weight control. Epidemiologic trials of exercise and hdl-c suggest that running 14-20+ miles per week may be required, if separated from the effect on weight loss, Insulin resistance and triglycerides.
Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?
How high? Slight elevation in creatinine may be due to increased muscle mass, dehydration, increased protein intake, but should be evaluated by your doctor. Slightly elevated bilirubin may be a "normal" variant or the effect of vigorous excercise. High cholesterol and non-hdl cholesterol may need additional intervention by your doctor. Read more...