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Total cholesterol 226, HDL 56, ldl 151. My dr. Prescribed 10 mg. of Lipitor (atorvastatin) today. Is this a good idea?

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In brief: Sounds like

you have typical metabolic syndrome pattern, with high LDL and low HDL.
Lipitor (atorvastatin) will help reduce LDL levels, which is an important risk factor for heart and vascular disease. If your doctor prescribed it, you should take it.

In brief: Sounds like

you have typical metabolic syndrome pattern, with high LDL and low HDL.
Lipitor (atorvastatin) will help reduce LDL levels, which is an important risk factor for heart and vascular disease. If your doctor prescribed it, you should take it.
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