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How could you improve hdl?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 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. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exercise

Exercise, some statins, and some new medicines which are not yet approved.

In brief: Exercise

Exercise, some statins, and some new medicines which are not yet approved.
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