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Cholesterol counts.

Reader: Would you please comment on my cholesterol levels?

My HDL has gone from 53 in July 2005 to 43 in March 2006. My LDL has gone from 96 to 91 in the same period.

I took a small dose of Zocor and then stopped. I am 69 years old.

Dr. Zipes: See the previous response about lipids. The change in your LDL is probably not significant and may just represent variations in the measurement of the test. The change in the HDL may be a bit more significant and can represent the impact of stopping the Zocor or perhaps reducing your activity since the latter significantly influences the HDL. Having acceptable lipid values is important even in elderly individuals.
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Title Annotation:Zocor
Author:Zipes, Douglas
Publication:Saturday Evening Post
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2006
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