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Old 03-11-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Overall cholerterol is below 200, but the good is not high enough and the bad is not low enough.

So, how do I raise the good, and lower the bad? Fish oil or what?

Thank you
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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Exercising and eating healthier.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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Niacin (a vitamin/supplement) can raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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My husband has the exact same thing - too much bad, too little good. He had quadruple bypass in early March. He is exercising and in cardiac rehab and eats well. He is not overweight, no trouble with diabetes, etc. He eats plenty of the good fish, eats a lot of fruit, skim milk, non-fat yogurt, eats no beef or red meat - so chicken and very lean turkey.... I don't know what else to do.

Was he overweight before the surgery...nope. In fact, he had a heart attack and lost 15 pounds and the doctors told him he could not lose anymore weight because that made him underweight. He ate lots of cheese and beef and I used lots of butter before all of this....he eats absolutely none of this now but his numbers are still way off.....
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
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Niacin (a vitamin/supplement) can raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
......... and at the same time raises homocysteine. Not the best idea.


Homocysteine: role and implications in atheroscler... [Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2006] - PubMed result


Niacin raises homocysteine levels | Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients | Find Articles at BNET


Arginine & Cholesterol | LIVESTRONG.COM



eggs for ALL the B vitamins and oatmeal for arginine and fibre and fish oil, flaxseed or pumpkin seeds for omega 3 fatty acids.

done !
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