Ldl 130. Hdl 35. Mother had cabgx 3 at 61. I am 37 and got an ebct. My score was 23. I am trying a vegetarian diet. Should I also go on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Statin needed. Your ebct indicates you have early vascular disease (>75th percentile for age, gender). Ldl cholesterol (ldl-c) is commonly used to "estimate" the number of LDL particles. However, because the amount of cholesterol carried inside LDL is so variable, ldl-c often underestimates ldl-p. When ldl-c and ldl-p differ cardiovascular risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. A minimal goal is ldl-p < 1000.
You have . Cad...Goal for your LDL is <70...Diet can be very helpful but medication likely needed. Kudos to you for getting checked out!
Lipitor (atorvastatin) Lipitor (atorvastatin) would almost certainly with good diet and exercise get your LDL to 80 or below. Doubt you'll get there without it but could try a few months and see how you do on diet , if hesitant about drug rx.

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Ebct score 23 at 37 yrs. Ldl 130 HDL 35. Plant based diet, nuts some fish + Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg. Now LDL 44 HDL 32. Will fish oil help hdl? Next step?

Probably. Yes fish oil will probably help. But before fish oil i'll recommend exercise first. It will lower LDL (bad cholesterol) even more, lower triglycerides and increase hdl. Also will improve your general health and well being. Read more...
Congratulations . You've made great progress! fish oil likely beneficial but won't impact LDL much but yours is perfect! Read more...
Relax. Friend you are a divine creation not a machine -- be happy and grateful of your health then help others around you -- by the way fish oil benefit you more than raising HDL and you may not need to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) unless you have a high risk coronary heart disease profile -- discuss it with your doctor. Read more...