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How do I lower my cholesterol level?

Hi, Im 22 male, 74kg, 180cm height. Sometime about last year, I went for a general medical screening and had a chol. level of 240. Since then ive been training, eating right, and exercising but when i got another result yesterday, chol.level is 270 with LDL 180 and Triglycerides 205. Yeah its getting worse. So anyone knows any effective ways of lowering my cholesterol lvl ? im quite desperate now. Also, this high cholesterol thing is in my family history. dad and grandad had a stroke. Many thanks in advance Yea they are fasting blood tests. both of them
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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There are spikes off and on of cholestrol levels; when you have stated physical training, let that not bother you. Add omega 3,+ fiber in your diet and continue your regular physical, etc. This is a experienced based answer, and you will lead a quality life, as long as to stick to regular routine of life. Avoid stress.
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