I had a blood test in January and my “bad” HDL cholesterol was 180 (almost double recommended) and “good” LDL was 38 (blood clot waiting to happen). Terrible numbers. I regularly exercise (average 2.5 miles of jogging a day and do CrossFit ), and I tried harder to watch the red meats and fats in my diet. I weigh 165lbs, so I’m in pretty good shape. I Took another blood test last week and my bad is still super high at 184 but my good has gone up to 45. So the ratio is much better. However no progress on dropping HDL. My doctor said it can be hereditary and advised me to start on statins. anybody have experience like this? How do you tolerate statins? Did they help? thanks in advance!