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Total cholesterol 241...HDL 72..Trig 82 LDL 153. Should I start a statin? Already avoid carbs and sugar. BMI 21. Genetics.Will it affect sugar levels?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Lipids

The answer will depend on risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

The latest recommendations for lipid management rely on that more than the numerical value of LDL which in your case is high enough to justify starting a statin.
Risk factors would include high BP, family history of heart attack or stroke, chronic kidney disease and diabetes as well as cigarette smoking.
If none I would not start.

In brief: Lipids

The answer will depend on risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

The latest recommendations for lipid management rely on that more than the numerical value of LDL which in your case is high enough to justify starting a statin.
Risk factors would include high BP, family history of heart attack or stroke, chronic kidney disease and diabetes as well as cigarette smoking.
If none I would not start.
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