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Garlic in diet to reduce cholesterol - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i want to ask if my cholesterol
User :   values
User :   are normal
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
User :   hi
Doctor :   sure do tell me
User :   my serum cholesterol
User :   is 6.4mmol/l
User :   triglycerides
User :   0.7
User :   HDL 1.6
User :   AND LDL 4.5
User :   ??
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   22
User :   male
Doctor :   ok well your cholesterol is mildly elevated
User :   it was elevated in my last
User :   bood check as well
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   its borderline
Doctor :   are you over weight ?
User :   i am not overweight i have low fat i am not eating high fat
User :   foods
User :   i regularly train
User :   weight training and some cardio
User :   i am eating
User :   specific food only
User :   foods
Doctor :   i see
User :   is there anythin
Doctor :   and what was the last time you took your cholesterol level
User :   need toworry about ?
Doctor :   do you smoke ?
User :   1 and half months ago
Doctor :   do you consume alcohol ?
User :   no
User :   i do not smoke
User :   either
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well there is nothing to worry about yes i do agree that your cholesterol is on the higher side and you with these levels DON'T need medications
User :   so its perfectly
User :   fine then?
User :   cause i am quite worries
User :   ed
Doctor :   and it can be completely controlled with diet and exercise
User :   i told you i regularly exercise
User :   and i eat low fat foods
User :   and only good fats
Doctor :   Avoid foods loaded with saturated fat and cholesterol, such as red meat, liver, butter andcheese
User :   that is why i am asking
Doctor :   does any one else in your family has same problem ?
User :   my father
User :   but not
User :   in this age
User :   when he was 40
User :   or sth
Doctor :   Gradually substitute high-fiber foods for high-fat foods
User :   i have done
User :   all these
User :   doctor
User :   i am telling you my diet
Doctor :   Foods high in soluble fiber, such as oat AAAAAAA oatmeal, barley and beans, have the wonderful ability to help decrease LDL cholesterol, especially as part of a low-fat diet
User :   cannot be better
Doctor :   well so dont worry
Doctor :   you are following the recommended life style
User :   ok thank
User :   you very much
Doctor :   and its very mildly elevated . its not of a concern
Doctor :   just maintain your healthy lifestyle
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   do include garlic in your diet
Doctor :   its a amazing natural way to get the levels down
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