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how can a heart patient control HDL and LDL with a balanced diet?

how can a heart patient control HDL and LDL with a balanced diet?
how can a heart patient control HDL and LDL with a balanced diet?
Tue, 20 Apr 2010
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My HDL level is not constant. it varies from 21 to 32.Pl let me know how i can control on a good degree.My body weight is 93Kg & my heigt is 5.9 feet ( Approx )

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Low fat diet can lower LDL. HDL improves with regular exercise, only if permitted by the treating physician.
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