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A 60-year-old female asked:

Can anyone tell me any recommendations for natural supplements they know of that may lower high cholesterol diet did not change my levels, i do not want the side effects of lipitor! any information would be greatly appreciated!

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctors can help: One's primary care doctor can help, and a patient can get a second opinion from a Lipidologist if needed (often is a Cardiologist or Preventive Medicine doctor very interested in cholesterol problems). In general, if a substance (medication, supplement, herb, or whatever) is strong enough to cause drops in one's cholesterol levels, it will have some undesirable effects too. That's the way life is.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Diet and exercise: Avoid saturated fats. lose weight and exercise at least 150 minute/week. You may find that it it easier to take statin medication than trying to lose weight.

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