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A 41-year-old male asked:

My total cholesterol levels is high how to reduce it through diet?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Good start: Low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet. Read up. Don't expect any miracles. It may or may not help. You'll be doing yourself an even bigger favor if you get back into an exercise-focused lifestyle like you enjoyed so much as a teen. Cholesterol is largely genetic and if you need medication, don't hesitate. Get a few opinions, including from an evidence-based holist if one's available.
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 29 years experience
Based on your risk factor profile, medication may be indicated depending on your lipid numbers. However, despite our genes, I am a firm believer (as is the AHA/ACC guidelines) that a concerted effort to ammend lifestyle ought to be the first strategy to mitigating excess lipids. Low saturated fat (<10g/day), low cholesterol (<300mg/day) first step. Quality along with quantity of calories importan
Jan 22, 2015

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