A 45-year-old member asked:
how to decrease high cholesterol?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Cholesterol wrong focus; see many questions I have answered covering this topic. While "theory" that hi sat. Fat foods (started: 1953 by ancel keys) was the problem, evidence from research & actual clinical trials is opposite to this. Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI.org, DietDoctor.com, Loren Cordain, Nora Gedgaudas, etc!
Answered on Jul 8, 2014
Dr. William Harris answered
32 years experience Family Medicine
Diet, exercise, meds: Avoid greasy, fatty, buttery, fried foods. No mayo. Exercise regularly & find a reason to sweat daily. Limit salt and sugar in the diet. Control blood sugars, blood pressures, and weight. If all of these lifestyle changes do not take your lipid numbers to goal; then consider starting statin medications. Also, ask your doctor about the new LDL particle number testing (NMR) and not just cholesterol.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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