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Is salmon rich in bad cholesterol?

Is salmon high in LDL (bad) cholesterol?

My HDL/LDL levels were ideal before I added salmon to my diet. I was having salmon several times a week. Then I had a blood test. LDL had spiked from the mid-80s to 117. No other significant dietary changes.
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replied January 7th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
No,its enriched with beneficial fats.
This minor change in LDL cholesterol is not worrisome. You need just reassurance.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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