Miami, FL
A 66-year-old female asked:

F66 normal b/p can't take statins tried all. total chol. runs 250-260 trig runs high normal walk 2 1/2 miles exercise daily diet good how to lower chol?

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Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Good news...: Recent studies have shown that diet changes and regular exercise are actually better for your heart than statins! hard to describe the diet in this space, so I have a link below. Two thoughts, specifically, regarding high triglycerides. Cut out alcohol and cut down sugar as much as possible. For more info: http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/newsletters/harvard_heart_letter/2009/october/11-foods-tha.
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