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What foods can help lower high cholesterol?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Foods: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
LDL, not Cholesterol: 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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can be done to lower of high cholesterol?

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Dr. James Wilentz
Cardiology 45 years experience
Diet, drugs, genes!: Eat less, shift intake to non-animal fats and proteins. Lose weight if overweight. Medical check to make sure thyroid is not low, etc. If high risk or have vascular disease and can't decrease LDL to goals, use statins - tested in tens of thousands and proven to save life and heart and brain! other drugs have not been shown helpful though they may lower ldl. Someday may be able to modify genetics.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if i recently found out I have high cholesterol. What foods can help lower it?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Oatmeal and almonds: A healthy diet can help keep blood cholesterol levels down. Avoid saturated fat, trans fats, and dietary cholesterol. Other types of fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, can actually lower blood cholesterol levels. Eating fiber can also help lower cholesterol. Oatmeal and almonds are good foods to lower cholesterol. Consider using olive oil rather than other oils.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I have very high cholesterol, got any foods that will help?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Everything you ever want to know about cholesterol but were afraid to ask (check out the life style section): http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/tab=indepth.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Which foods should and shouldn't I eat with high cholesterol?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Watch saturated fat: Good high in saturated fat (fat that's solid at room temperature) like fatty meats are beat avoided. Not all fat is bad: a Mediterranean diet ( high in monounsaturated fat) is considered heart healthy. Foods with "good fair" include olive oil, nuts, salmon. Add lots of fruits and vegetables, and you're on your way.

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