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.
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:
I hope this information helps!
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