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High cholesterol especially LDL is often genetically determined.
Due to the poor clearance of the bad cholesterol from the body, it results in high level.
Yes exercise and weight loss will definitely help to lower cholesterol.
Diet is also vital part as well.
Low saturated high fiber based diet is helpful.
As per current recommendations, your risk of heart disease is considered low still.
Hence as long as your LDL is below 190 mg/dl, you do not need statin.
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