I had the identical problem many years ago. I found that I either had to take statin drugs or supplements to make sure my LDL was low and HDL was higher(I also had an HDL count of about 20). I totally changed my diet after having my internal doctor test my blood every 90 days for a year. I had to stop eating all saturated foods (red meat, whole milk, eggs, chicken/turkey skin, etc) and also any foods that have a lot of cholesterol(shrimp, eggs, etc), but my cholesterol did not change much. It was that way in spite of exercising like crazy(90 minutes of moderate aerobics twice a week, walking long distance fast once a week, and strengthening my muscles once/twice a week. My HDL was still between 20-25, the LDL was about 130, and my triglycerides were over 100. I researched supplements and found that the following
would probably help me and they worked perfectly: policosanol, red yeast rice, SloNiacin, and fish oil. My HDL is now and has been for several years 40-47. My LDL and triglycerides are below 100 and are around 80-90. My internal doctor always says to just continue what I am doing and that I do not need statin drugs.
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