Hello @Aanand, I am visiting this thread after some gap. I have read some of your longish posts with interest, but not thoroughly, but I liked those. This post is to get some advice for me and maybe members in similar situation. I did a lipid profile last week and was surprised to get LDL >170 and HDL <30 (haven't seen the figures, but doctor told this while immediately prescribing a pill for a month - the doctor is reliable!). Surprised because I am quite fit, with 63 kg wt. at 55 age and 163 cm height and no tummy. I have been doing exercise for >20 years. I have been riding bicycle to office ( total 10 kms) daily for more than 3 months. My diet is quite simple, dal-roti-sabji with little oil-ghee, salad, fruits and frequent dose of sweets(laddus, chocolates). Two years ago, a lipid test indicated close to limit LDL and low HDL with their ratio beyond limit, but that was just after Deewali and doctor didn't prescribe any medicine. My query is this -- What error in my routine could have caused this? / Can such a thing happen due to some internal imbalance in body? / Or may be the test is in doubt and I should repeat it? / Or some heavy dinners prior to the test can result in this, meaning that it is not actual condition? Some people say that in spite of all other exercises, WALKING / RUNNING is essential to control LDL. Is it true? While I am searching elsewhere as well, I thought to share this here and see if some one can advise. It may be useful to others as well!