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How to increase HDL cholesterol ?

my hdl in lipid profile only 25 mg/dl. i have disscussed with doctor , he said to me, to walk. I want to know, what are anothoer way to increase hdl.
Mon, 9 Jan 2012
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I am HAPPY to answer u. Did u mean it --Happiness , joy, positive attitude also help to increase your hdl. Definatly drugs with omega 3 fatty acids are helpful. light exercise is fruitful.Alcohal and smoking are bad.
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Welcome to healthcaremagic.
Good fats -hdl can be increased by:
Avoid saturated & trans fats like butter, ghee,hydrogenated fats etc.
Take mono & poly-unsaturated fats like olive oil,canola oil etc.
Take omega-3 sources like nuts,fish,Flaxseed etc.
You can also take a good & natural fish oil supplement.There are supplements available that not even taste fishy.
Avoid alcohol.
Donot smoke.
Exercise regularly.
Wish u good Health.
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