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can high cholesterol be reversed?

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Dr. Herbert Aronow
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
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Dr. Nathan Ritter
23 years experience Cardiology
LDL is the bad cholesterol, and you can definitely decrease it! Eating less saturated fat (hamburger, steak, butter, cheese, ice cream, other animal fats) can decrease your LDL 10-20% or more. If overweight, losing 10-20 lb can decrease LDL another 5-10%. Exercise decreases LDL 5%. Good Luck! Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education specific to cholesterol.
Nov 6, 2015
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Yes often: with diet, statins, and or pcsk9 inhibitors, most patients with high cholesterol can be normalized.
Answered on Nov 10, 2017
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
True, LCHF foods & the above, yet be aware that cholesterol has NEVER been the correct issue for artery disease. Study (1) the research article at this link: https://goo.gl/QMpZiI (the 1st research to identify the correct issue; repeatedly verified ever since), (2) look up cholesterol on wikipedia at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholesterol & (3) study my summary answer to this same question.
Nov 10, 2017

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