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Have LDL score, HDL score, cholesterol and triglyceride report. What does it mean? Diet and exercise can help?

I currently have a LDL score of 161, HDL of 89 & Triglycerides of 94. My total cholesterol is 269 & CHOL/HDLC Ratio of 3.0. I m 5 5 tall and weigh 200 lbs. I m 41 years old, I don t smoke or drink and have no family history of early heart disease. Through diet and exercise, I lost 20 lbs. I stopped exercising within the last 6 months. My previous scores a year ago are: HDL = 71 LDL = 155 Tri = 73 Total = 241 CHOL/HDLC = 3.0 Should I go on cholesterol lowering medication?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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You should not stop exercise. It is always advisable to continue. Though you do not have a family history, owing to the changing life style, cardiovascular diseases have become the leading cause of death among women today, unlike as was earlier thought. So, take cholesterol lowering diet, lose weight and consult your doctor regarding starting statins to lower cholesterol as you are only 41. Wish you good health.
Answered: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
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