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  • Writer's pictureDhanashree Chatim

How To Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Lowering cholesterol levels typically involves lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication. Here are some effective strategies:


Healthy Diet: Focus on a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Limit saturated fats and trans fats found in red meat, full-fat dairy products, and processed foods.



Regular Exercise: Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days a week. Exercise can help raise HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.



Maintain a Healthy Weight: Losing excess weight, even a modest amount, can help lower cholesterol levels.



Quit Smoking: Smoking lowers HDL cholesterol levels and increases the risk of heart disease. Quitting smoking can improve cholesterol levels and overall heart health.


Limit Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption can raise triglyceride levels. Limit alcohol intake to moderate amounts.


Medication: If lifestyle changes alone aren't enough, your doctor may prescribe medications to help lower cholesterol levels.


Always consult with a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet, exercise routine, or starting any medication. They can provide personalized advice based on your individual health needs.

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