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 cholesterol question

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> Hi there,

>     I have a cholesterol question myself. My husband was just
> diagnosed with a cholesterol level of 400,

Not optimal.

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> and we were in shock!

No need to be.

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> There is no family history of high cholesterol, nor of any heart
> issues, though my father-in-law does have diabetes.

That is automatically a heart issue.

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> My husband does
> not drink, nor is he over-weight.

Being that we think he might be 20 lbs heavier than "ideal," he may
still benefit from weight loss.

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> He is a smoker, but does not smoke
> more than 3-4 cigarettes a day.

Uh-oh.

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> He  does like red meat, but in
> moderation. My question is: How the heck could it have gone so high??

What was it before?

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> And secondly, what can be done about it?

As posted earlier, this depends on the breakdown (profile) and whether
your husband has metabolic syndrome (MetS).

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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 20:40:57 GMT
 
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