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Low HDL and risk?
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Low HDL and risk?
My HDL has always been low, in mid to upper 30s.    was 25 last week, so a big percentage drop from 35.   TC was 125, and LDL at 65, consistent with prior tests.   Triglycerides popped up from 110 to 150.

I had stents put into my RCA 6 months ago so I am taking care to keep lipids low by eating almost 100% plant base diet.   My concern is that HDL is so low and the risk ratios of TC/HDL and especially TG/HDL has jumped significantly even with LDL low.    

Are these risk ratios as important when the LDL is low?   Any advice?

I am on pravastatin (10mg)
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For patients with coronary artery disease or a coronary artery disease risk equivalent (i.e. diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, etc), the goal LDL should be < 100 (ideally  65, triglycerides < 150 and cholesterol  65 is counted more as a "negative risk factor").  Keeping a healthy diet and being on a statin is the appropriate management for you at this time. I would also ensure you are incorporating a healthy cardiovascular exercise regimen as well.
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