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    How to Increase HDL
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    An_244134 posted:
    I am 39 yr old female. and my HDL is pretty low at 37. I eat a lot of fruit and veg; and occasinoally eat cheicken; I am wondering how to increase HDL.

    LDL is 94
    VLDL is 29
    Total is 156
    Triglyceride 99
    Glucose 99
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    billh99 responded:
    Omega 3's (fish oil capsules and/or cold water fish - salmon & tuna, etc) and moderate alcohol will raise HDL.

    If need weight loss will increase it, but only after the weight is lost.

    And exercise.
     
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    bobby75703 responded:
    I doubled my HDL by dropping wheat and other refined carbohydrates, and freely consuming steak and eggs.

    I know it sounds crazy, but it worked for me.

    One cardiologist told me low fat = low HDL. Another cardiologist said drop wheat to raise HDL.

    One guy claims to have tripled his HDL from the 30's to the 90's by dropping grains, adding meats, abundant vegetables and fruits, and a few supplements. Sorta like a paleo diet

    The fish oil Bill mentioned should also help.
     
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    bobby75703 responded:
    The following study shows how eggs increased HDL in Men on a carbohydrate restricted diet. I know you are female, but it might work for you.

    http://jn.nutrition.org/content/138/2/272.long
     
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    bobby75703 responded:
    Here ya go. From the National Library of Medicine. HDL increase in healthy adults after continuous egg consumption.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18575296


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