For those people with low levels of good cholesterol, and high levels of bad cholesterol, diet and/or exercise have been prescribed to help correct the problem.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports a study that shows diet alone does not lower bad cholesterol, but diet plus exercise clearly is beneficial in this respect.

The amount of exercise in the study was brisk walking or jogging that added up to 10 miles per week. That is doable for most people.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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