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I know they want your LDL below 70 but with my HDL being so good does that mean I have wiggle room in my LDL ? My Trys are 45...weight is 142 im 5'9" tall and a 53 yr old male. I run 4-5 miles everyday or bike 20-30 on the days I dont run...
My bp is 102/65 or lower, resting hr is 45....I just dont want to go on any meds to try to lower the LDL
You are right that the recommendations are to bring the LDL less than 70. But the interesting question is - is it the actual LDL, or is it the non-LDL-lowering contributions of statin therapy that actually bring the benefit?
You may have heard that statins have antioxidant, antiinflammatory, and antiplatelet characteristics that may actually be responsible for the statin's overall benefits.
So given that you have a history of coronary disease, it may be worth discussing a very lose statin with your doctor for that possible added benefit (beyond LDL lowering).
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