Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of low HDL cholesterol (hypoalphalipoproteinemia)?

Updated: May 21, 2021
  • Author: Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Strongly encourage increased physical activity, especially in persons with sedentary habits. According to the NCEP guidelines, daily activity and energy expenditure should include at least moderate physical activity, with the patient expending approximately 840 kJ/d.

In a Spanish study that included 296 adults at high cardiovascular risk, leisure-time physical activity was associated with increased circulating levels of HDL, as well as improvement in several markers of HDL functionality.


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