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I’m an otherwise healthy 42, y/o male with normal weight. My Cholesterol typically runs normal to borderline. I eat relatively healthy including lots of veggies, almost no red meat ( a pizza on the weekend is an exception) and walk 45 minutes daily. I just had my yearly physical that included a CBC, Metabolic panel and a urinalysis. The blood work and urinalysis was normal with the exception of “trace” U.Leuk. However, my cholesterol was as follows: Total (231), HDL (50), LDL (157) and Triglycerides (130). My doctor has never consider medication (thankfully) but this is the highest Total and LDL I have had. Can cholesterol fluctuate without changing your lifestyle? ( FYI, I have been drinking more beer than usual, 3-4 beers nightly)

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Hi Thomas,
It sounds like you have changed your lifestyle! Read this:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/high-cholesterol-high-ldl-high-hdl
I'd try a heart healthy diet first:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/increase-your-hdl
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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