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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am 52 years old. im 5'6 and i weigh 108 pounds. i just had my bloodwork completed and found my cholestrol was 203 an increase of 25 points within 2 year. my hdl went from 92 to 74, my ldl went from 69 to 111. i have been excercising 3 days per week and im very conscious of labels on the food i purchase. my down fall is candy. i eat alot of sweet candy (not chocolate)and i think that is the reason why my cholestrol increased. Is this a way your cholestrol can increase? since ive gotten my results back, i started running a mile the walking a mile everyday n i eliminated candy completely from my diet. im not sure what to even eat as snacks like is canned fruits the same as fresh fruits in the nutrition aspect? should i eat salads, grilled chicken n fish only for dinners now? i dnt want to lose any weight cuz im already very thin n if i continue to run everyday im afraid ill lose weight? please advise.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   *running a mile then walking a mile
User :   hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me breif you
Doctor :   First there is no relation between weight and cholesterol
Doctor :   It not always obese persons are having hyperlipedemia
Doctor :   As in you case all you need to do is
Doctor :   Moderate physical activity
Doctor :   restricted diet ( low fat)
Doctor :   Have regular balnced diet and plenty vegetables
Doctor :   Avoid red meat, make it once monthly
Doctor :   Can have fish thrice a week , chicken once a week
Doctor :   having salads follwing meals is advisible
Doctor :   If you have the habit of smoking then quitting will be the best option
User :   i dnt smoke or driink
Doctor :   Alcohol consumption should be moderated
Doctor :   Thats great
Doctor :   Then your lipid values can be easily controlled
Doctor :   Inspite of these measures if you fail to reduce or control the values
Doctor :   Then you have to take medicines to remove the excess fat they also act by mobilizing the free fat from the body
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Is there anything else ican help you with?
User :   is canned fruits the same in nutrion as fresh fruits
Doctor :   Yes but always fresh ones are better
User :   ok n i just read corn is bad but grean beans are good?
Doctor :   Yes, grean beans are good
Doctor :   * green'
User :   is the corn bad though?
Doctor :   No but avoided in hyperlipidemic patients
User :   ok thank u
User :   ur very nice thank u
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   wishing you a great day ahead
User :   = ) u too cya
Doctor :   Bye for now
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