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Raising HDL

There are several ways for people with low HDL to raise it. Lifestyle changes that are known to increase HDL include:
 
  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Moderate exercise
  • Moderate alcohol use, especially red wine.
     
Certain medications can also raise these levels, including:
 
(Click Raising HDL for more information or click Cholesterol Medications for more information on these cholesterol-lowering drugs.)
 
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