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Lowering Cholesterol required
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Lowering Cholesterol required

Within the last 2 years I have measured several times my cholesterol (in Switzerland) and they were always on the higher side...
They were: Cholesterol 4x between 6.9 and 8.0 (I guess mmol...different system to the US) and once 5.6; HDL was 5x between 1.15 and 1.6; LDL 2x between 3.7 and 4.2; Triglyceride between 1.56 and 3.95.

I (41 years old) make sport 4x / week and I have a BMI of 25.8 (liilte bite higher than the limit of 25) but with they high sport quota a low greas part in the body (overall 17%)/ Legs 11%, Arms 14% and rest of body 19%.

With these figures, would you start with a cholesterol lowering treatment?
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Your lipids are too high and if a good diet and exercise program does not get them to a safe level then you should be on a medical program.  Your LDL goal should be 2.5 or less and the HDL goal over 1.4.
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