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A 31-year-old male asked:

How can i naturally reverse inflammation and lower my high cholesterol without drugs?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Healthy: lifestyle choices are the best place to start! Be sure to eat a healthy diet and exercise daily which is the most natural way to lower cholesterol. There is some evidence that garlic supplementation lowers cholesterol levels although this has not been validated in randomized controlled studies.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Simple stuff: A sensible diet (your physician and/or a dietician may guide you) and plenty of aerobic exercise are answers you have already heard and you may be surprised to learn they will help some. However, high cholesterol is largely genetic and you can't do a thing about this -- if you refuse medication you truly need, you'll pay with your life. If it has to be "natural", there's a yeast that makes statin.
Last updated Nov 28, 2014

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