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Have been diagnosed with High LDL Cholestrol. Was a smoker before. Can I drink Beer?

i hav high LDL cholestrol 171.2 and Triglycerides 199.0, SGOT/AST 67.0, SGPT/ALT 69.0, GGTP 134 .. i was occasional smoker but have quit smoking, i used to eat heavy amount of red meat but now stopped and switched to fish. i brisk walk 40 minutes every morning ..plz advice if i can have 650ml of beer a day as i have stopped hard drinks completely
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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It has been recommended that for males, 1-2 daily drinks on a regular basis might even have cardiovascular benefits; this has been proven for wine. Excess of that could prove deleterious. Now, you do have slightly elevated triglycerides and beer increases those, and you also have slightly elevated liver enzymes, which might be adversely affected by continuing alcohol intake. You have done a lot of great healthy changes so far; if you have close follow up with your doctor, you could try that and repeat the tests later on to see if your body tolerates that moderate intake of alcohol.

Hope that helps,

Dr Brenes-Salazar
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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