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Posted by: Ra' | 2003/02/02

Cholesterol Prob

Hi, I'm an indian male, 26 yrs old, with a total cholesterol of 6,9. LDL of 5.4 and hdl of 0.58. what diet should i follow. what foods should i avoid, what foods should i eat more of?
Thnks Doc

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Dear Ra
You basically need to eat a diet that is low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, but high in dietary fibre, vitamins, essential fatty acids and bioflavonoids. This translates into a low-fat, high-fibre diet which contains plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and legumes. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' for an example of a low-fat, high-fibre diet - use this diet, but if you don't need to lose weight, you can eat larger portions of the permitted foods. Also click on 'View old Diet & Food site' and read the article on 'Low-fat foods'. In addition you can take antioxidant supplements and omega-3 fatty acids (Salmon oil capsules) (ask your chemist). If your dr gives permission you can also start doing regular exercise which will help improve the blood fat levels.
Best regards
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