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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am concerned about my total cholesterol
I am 44 years old, male
Total 248, HDL is 42, LDL 162, and Triglycerides 218.
I am about 30 lbs overweight for my height. I believe my last blood pressure check was good.
I am a vegetarian so not sure why figures so high but I believe partly related to coffee, weight and lack of exercise.
Id like to avoid using drugs.
I do not smoke, I do not drink.
Doctor :   your cholesterol levels are high, and at present, you will need to take cholesterol lowering drugs to get them to normal levels
Doctor :   once they are into safe range, then you can try and control them with the diet changes and a healthy lifestyle.
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