• Dr Frank

    Cholesterol is affected by your diet and your genetics. It is related to your fat intake and type of fat consumed and not to carbohydrates. Without knowing what your actual result was further comment is difficult except to say it is very unusual for doctors to check cholesterol at all in your age group, unless you have a family history of congenital hyperlipidaemia.

  • Giovanna

    Here’s how to lower your ldl and raise your hdl at the same time.

    1. Start taking a fish oil every morning.
    2. Eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
    3. Skip fruit juices and opt for water and tea only.
    4. Avoid high fructose corn syrup.
    5. Only eat 100% whole grain/wheat breads, tortillas and pita breads.
    6. Whole grains such as bulgar wheat are fantastic for raising hdl.
    7. Focus on whole fruits/veggies with every single meal.
    8. Avoid processed foods like chips, precooked meats, frozen meals, and anything in a box or bag.
    9. Trans fats raise your triglyceride level so avoid anything with partially hydrogenated oil in the ingredient list.
    10. Eat plain low fat yogurt and low fat milk.

  • mburke17

    Be concerned about the fats you are consuming in your foods, especially saturated fats and trans fats. You should consume no more than 20g of saturated fats each day.

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