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[QUOTE=VentureMan;3196234]I have stopped drinking a few times as part of different diets in an attempt to improve my cholesterol. I'm talking about 9 to 12 months at a time. What I have found for myself is that losing weight, exercise, and elimination of alcohol did not provide any appreciable differences in my cholesterol numbers.

I've stated a few times that I believe my liver produces 100% of my cholesterol... and that food, diet, and exercise has no measureable effect on my cholesterol numbers... except I do notice that carbs, sugar, and booze raise my triglycerides significantly.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info. I most likely can rule out past alcohol use as a possible reason for the low HDL. Something I read the other day made me wonder if you had lipoprotein(a), at a high level. From what I read it was the most difficult problem to overcome using diet, exercise, ect.... The article stated that while statins did lower the LDL count in persons with LP(a) they did not reduce the actual LP(a) count or risk associated with it. The article stated that your friend niacin was the correct way to treat elevated LP(a). Made me currious since you've had such good luck with niacin.
Thanks again..........Red

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