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Just an update on my cholesterol

I wish I had wrote the numbers down while I was there today,  I'll get them in a couple of days.  Any case, my Cholesterol numbers while in the hospital a year ago for the heart attack (before or after the bypass is unknown at this time) were nearly perfect. When I get those numbers I'll report with in this thread.

Numbers for the most recent blood tests vs February's numbers...
Total=125mg/dl -vs- 104mg/dl
HDL= 28mg/dl vs 22mg/dl (
LDL= 74mg/dl vs 57mg/dl
Triglycerides= 116mg/dl vs 124mg/dl

I.E.
Still low overall but manageable.
HDL still low but rising (averaging 3+ miles at about 30+ minutes a day on the bike in the last six weeks)
LDL has gone up but is now optimum by it self and I'm not sure what to atribute the rise too?  I have a candy bar almost every day and I did pig-out on cockies the last few weeks, maybe that's the cause(?).
Triglycerides have dropped, maybe the candy bars didn't do anything to me after all(?).

Dr. is having me cut my Simvastatin in half (asked about this here the other day) and has me start 2000mg x2/day fish-oil pills and 500mg/day red wine extract to see what happens.  She is assuming we've been working against the Simvastatin all this time which now that I think about it, I may end up with too little LDL and too much HDL ;-)
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you are doing well :)  I have to ask tho, what is pigging out of cockies :)
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Fingers moving faster than the brain.  What I meant to say is "pigging out on cookies", or eating more than I should.
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Big relief from me there. So exercise has made your HDL rise?
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  That is what I am going to believe.  The only other possibility is Oat meal and Fiber one cereal, both are packed with fiber and unsaturated fats. I also have a healthy helping of lettuce salad once or twice a day.  No other pills or healthy foods.
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