I'm A 31 Year Old Male And My Total Cholesterol Is 167, My Triglycerides Are 100 But Here's Where The Problem Is, My Hdl Is 37 My Ldl Is 110. What Could This Possibly Be? How Can I Fix It? Thank You!

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I'm A 31 Year Old Male And My Total Cholesterol Is 167, My Triglycerides Are 100 But Here's Where The Problem Is, My Hdl Is 37 My Ldl Is 110. What Could This Possibly Be? How Can I Fix It? Thank You!

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Hi Alex:

Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:

Total cholesterol less than 200

HDL cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60

LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100

Triglycerides less than 150

Here is a few links you may want to review:

Tips on How to Raise Your HDL

Ways to increase your HDL

What Causes Low HDL?

Take care,

Tara