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could you tell me what are some diet plans for a diabetic with high cholesterol?

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Dr. William Haynes
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol.

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A 44-year-old male asked:

I have high cholesterol 230, diet does not help, what should I do?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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See Doctor: There are multiple steps that should be considered in consultation with your doctor and these include, weight loss, restriction of saturated fats, increase in physical activity, and medications such as statins.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my husband haves high cholesterol what kind of diet I should put him?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Consult with doctor: Consult with doctor. 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I've recently been told by my doctor that I have high cholesterol and should watch my diet. What exactly does that mean?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Study the last 2 questions i just answered & many similar & related questions I have answered on healthtap over the last ~5 months. Cholesterol: a hydrocarbon sterol manufactured by every animal (includes human) cell, allows animal cell membranes to be flexible & not tear, part of the reason animals can move (plants don't); yet long promoted as a crude, inaccurate way to estimate LDL particles.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is a high cholesterol diet contains?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
High fat red meat: Animal fats will always be in a high cholesterol diet.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Would a high cholesterol diet make me feel tired?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Maybe: Overeating would.
Dr. Atique Mirza
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes
Oct 30, 2013

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