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What are ways to raise HDL or good cholesterol levels?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: Several Options

Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking.
Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels.

In brief: Several Options

Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking.
Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels.
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