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Lipid Profile

Lowering your risk for cardiovascular diseases by raising your HDL level, lowering your triglyceride level, and lowering your LDL level can be accomplished by keeping your blood glucose level as close to the normal range as possible, exercising regularly, stopping smoking, losing weight if you are overweight, maintaining a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and consuming more soluble fiber (the type of fiber found in barley, beans, and oats, for example). Read food labels carefully to keep track of your intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, and fiber, as well as carbohydrate. Some people may require drugs in addition to lifestyle changes to improve their lipid profile.

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