My cholesterol has gone from 7.8 to 7 with an HDL 1.4 and LDL 4.5. My cholesterol has always been 6 something for about 20 years and at the time the nurse said it was okay? I always eat a very healthy diet, having a sweet treat sometimes at the weekend. I eat plenty of fruit and veg. I refuse to go on statins even though the nurse says there is a new drug that I could have instead. I take aspirin each day because I have a slightly calcified artery which only showed itself when I had a scan for my lungs. How can I better the HDL and LDL? Also meant to say, I have been exercising a lot more these days.