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Question: Anyone have any real solution for low HDL Cholesterol? My raw cholesterol numbers are not that bad. 190 total and 115 LDL, and I have some buildup in my coronary arteries. I took a statin for a year.......NOTHING, no difference. Quit the statin on my own and started taking flush free niacin, lowered total C to 165, LDL to 85. HDL still in the toilet. I do some aerobic and some weight training exercises, no difference. As I understand, raisin HDL is extremely difficult. Pfizer just gave up on Torcetrapib after sinking hundreds of millions into the project. Any good suggestions besides the typical snake oil remedies. I'm asking for 1st person experience, please. My HDL stays from 24 to 28, and I'm 59 years old. In reference to some of your answers, I do take a lot of vitamins, minerals, and particularly vitamin C, calcium, and others reported to be beneficial for CVD. I also like and eat veggies that are beneficial, like cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, tomatoes and sauce. My diet probably not the problem because its better than most people's. In fact, my daughter just obtained her nutritionist/dietician degree from college, and is a trainer at 24 Hour Fitness, so I'm aware of much of what has been said. My problem is not high cholesterol, but an imbalance between HDL/Total C ratio.Cardiologist says right out that doctors don't know whether low HDL contributes to CVD, or is a marker (result) of other metabolic processes. If I have to self diagnose, I would say I have Metabolic Syndrome, which again is difficult to diagnose or treat.

Answer: Well Im studying as a health speciatlist and dietian, are you currently eating a regiment that is working to lower your low HDL? It is one thing in a cluster of many that you can do to increase and better your health.

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