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Sunday, November 23, 2008 K. Thiyagamoorthy, Community Member, asks

Q: How to increase HDL

Total Cholesterol was 123 on 29.4.08, 125 on 04.08.08 and 114 on 04.11.08

HDL was 48, 42 and 36 on the above dates

LDL was 48, 42 and 36 on the above dates

Triglycerides was 64, 109 and 100 on the above dates

The ratio CHOL/HDL was 2.5, 3.0 and 3.2 on the above dates.


I go for a brisk walk for one hour on all six days except Sunday. I do not know how to increase HDL so that CHOL/HDL is maintained at 2.5. I had CABG in November last year.


Can any one suggest what to do?

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11/24/08 1:04pm

Hi K. Thiyagamoorthy,


Being physically active is a major step in the right direction, so great job walking an hour 6 days a week.


Check out this article for additional ways to raise HDL - Tips on How to Raise Your HDL.


All the best,


Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

8 Essential Steps to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

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