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I am a. 74 very active female.. time I have been taking 1200

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I am a. 74 very active female.. For some time I have been taking 1200 mg of calcium daily. My cholesterol result came back at 253.it has always been below 200. My. Gyn doctor suggested I DC the calcium and start taking 4000 iu of d3 daily and this might lower my cholesterol number.he also said to go onllline and get other opinions which is what I am doing now. Please advise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

calcium supplements with no vitamin D can increase risks for heart attacks and plaques in the arteries around your heart.

to lower your cholesterol, cutting your animal fats and saturated fats in your diet can help

eating more fish, nuts, avacados, fish oil supplements, more fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, Cheerios, whole grain oats, fiber and fruits and vegetables and regular exercise can help bring down your cholesterol levels.

try that for 6 months and get your cholesterol levels checked again

let me know if you have questions.