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I have high cholesterol, and I eat generally less than 1800 calories a day

I just got my first cholesterol check. I m 18; I walk every day (starting swimming now that finals are over), I don t eat fried foods, I don t eat red meat , and I eat generally less than 1800 calories a day (I m constantly dieting but I m unable to lose weight ). I don t understand how it s possible that my cholesterol level is deemed borderline-high. (Or how I could be on a diet and losing no weight at all)
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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hi,thanks for query.It is good that you are physically active and please remain so.There are various reason for rise in cholesterol the common ones are ,bad diet,lack of exercise and family history.
Any one of this can lead to rise in cholesterol.Please get it checked on regular basis and continue exercise.
wishing you good health.
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