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What are the best tips to lower cholesterol?

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Dr. William Haynes
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Statin Recommended: The statin drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor are proven to reduce heart attacks, strokes, bypasses and amputations by up to 50%, and save lives. Serious side effects are extremely rare, though they can cause non-damaging muscle aching. All diabetics over 40 should be on a statin. If you cannot take a statin then Zetia or welchol may help reduce cholesterol, but they are not proven to save lives.

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What are the best tips to lower bad cholesterol?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
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Diet : Exercise , alcohol in moderation and weight loss. Medications as needed.
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What is the best way to lower my cholesterol? Cholesterol

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Multiple issues: Reduce intake of saturated fats, exercise, and lose weight. Talk to your doctor if you need to take statins.
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A 59-year-old male asked:

Best way tol lower cholesterol ?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
DIET: Dieting is the best first step. Vegetarian and mediterranean diets prolong life. If lipids are still abnormal, your doctor might start therapy with a statin drug. If a statin is not tolerated, the dose and frequency of dose can be lowered, and you can be started on coq10. For persons intolerant to statins, binding resins can be tried.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

What are the very best foods and supplements to lower cholesterol ?

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Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Low fat: You want to consume more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Stick with leaner meats such as chicken, turkey. And fish. Red yeast extract has been useful to lower cholesterol in some people. Good luck!
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A 42-year-old female asked:

Whats the best way to lower my cholesterol?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Diet changes: Anything that has a liver has cholesterol. Veggies and fruits do not. A more vegetarian lifestyle will really decrease your cholesterol. 1/2 tsp cinnamon with honey can also decrease your cholesterol. Fish oils as well.
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Can you back up your cinnamon and honey claim by citing a study?
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