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If you have a low total cholesterol a low HDL and a low LDL but your triglycerides are high are statin drugs like lipitor or simvastatin good to raise the HDL and lower the trigclycerides?

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March 13, 2013 9:23PM

You don't indicate if you are currently on any medication for cholesterol. However, Lipitor is a statin drug useful in lowering triglycerides; Tricor will do this to an even greater extent. As far as raising HDL, consistent aerobic activity of 45-60 minutes 3-4 times a weekhas been found to increase HDL by as much as 50% after several weeks.