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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Lot's of ways: A diet low in calories and low in fat. Getting regular aerobic type exercise, losing weight if you're over weight and if your levels are significantly ... Read More
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Thyroid + gall bladd: Healthy gallbladder and liver uses cholesterol to make bile so normalizing then will normalize cholesterol. Cholesterol is formed in liver under infl ... Read More

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Low sugar, low fat: Go low on your sugars and fats. Also cut down on starch like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. Go high on vegetables and fruits. The more colors the be ... Read More
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Healthy Diet: Avoid saturated and trans fats. Other fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) are helpful and should constitute approximately 20 - 30 percent of to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cholesterol?: Here is a Mayo Clinic article on self- management of high cholesterol: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/manage/pt ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need evaluation: How high is your cholesterol? How much do you weigh? Do you have diabetes or thyroid disease? You could control cholesterol through diet and exercise, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Long discussion: Please refer to this information and discuss your particular case with a physician in detail. https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/materials_for_patients.h ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Pills, diet: Certain medications effectively lower the cholesterol and also have been proven to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Diet and exercise can also help.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Cholesterol diet: It sounds like you are eating well. Are you exercising? Non-smoker? How's your blood glucose, bmi? What is your hdl, "non-hdl cholesterol"? Family ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Try it: Helps by up regulation of many factors control's and metabolism loss weight if a major facor. Other benefits are through endorphin that make you fee ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Questionable value: Despite the current dogma there is surprisingly little science showing cholesterol causes heart disease or that statins extend life and they can have ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
They ARE useful.: Active lifestyle changes (walking 30 min/day, every day) & healthy food choices (vegetarian 1-2 days/wk minimum) ARE helpful in reducing cholester ... Read More
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