A 62-year-old female asked:
can high cholesterol be reversed?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Herbert Aronow answered
26 years experience Cardiology
Lowering cholesterol: High levels of total and LDL cholesterol can be lowered with lifestyle change such as exercise and diet as well as with cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Answered on Nov 6, 2015
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
YesLDLNotCholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ≤700 nmol/l, HDL ≥45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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