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cholesterol and exercise
Mar 14, 2017

Hi I am 36. I was diagnosed with borderline high chol and LDL chol. I have been eating fiber rich food and avoiding any high carb food for a long time. I used to regularly exercise too. However, I have moved to a new place and I couldn't work out for 3-4 months. Nevertheless, I still had control over my diet. I recently did the blood tests and found cholesterol (230) and LDL cholesterol (170). Both have increased significantly since last time. How important is the exercise in controlling the cholesterol? I really appreciate this forum and your help in the support and help. Thank you.

Response from Mr. Vergel

An effective exercise program done at least 3 times per week for an hour can decrease LDL and triglycerides by up to 10-15%. If it is combined with a diet with high fiber, good oils and lean protein, this effect can be enhanced dramatically.

The Relative Benefits of Endurance and Strength Training on the Metabolic Factors and Muscle Function of People With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Switching from efavirenz or protease inhibitor-based regimens to integrase inhibitor-based ones can also decrease LDL cholesterol.

For more information about nutrition for best lipids, read this:

Outsmarting HIV With Healthy Eating

I hope this information helps!

In health,


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