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Which supplement should I take if high LDL cholesterol?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends if U believe
Eat a well balanced low animal fat diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, & monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, avoiding transfats & hydrogenated fats.
No dietary supplement has been shown to prevent heart disease. Statin drugs have. Repeatedly, worldwide, many studies, in men and women. Niacin and fish oils raise HDL (good) cholesterol but unclear if they change outcome. Be thin!

In brief: Depends if U believe
Eat a well balanced low animal fat diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, & monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, avoiding transfats & hydrogenated fats.
No dietary supplement has been shown to prevent heart disease. Statin drugs have. Repeatedly, worldwide, many studies, in men and women. Niacin and fish oils raise HDL (good) cholesterol but unclear if they change outcome. Be thin!
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Ldl
Red yeast rice.

In brief: Ldl
Red yeast rice.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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Dr. Bennett Werner
I agree with Dr. Zanger. The reason red yeast rice works is because it's a statin.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Several:Statin+Zetia
Statin+cholesterol absorption inhibitors best for ldl, Niacin best track record for increasing large-hdl.
Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best largehdl>10. See NMR particle test. (cholesterol is a fat molecule made by every cell & promoted for low test price but not correct issue) food, low sugar/carb, reducing visceral body fat & aggressive exercise also helpful. See: nusi.Org.

In brief: Several:Statin+Zetia
Statin+cholesterol absorption inhibitors best for ldl, Niacin best track record for increasing large-hdl.
Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best largehdl>10. See NMR particle test. (cholesterol is a fat molecule made by every cell & promoted for low test price but not correct issue) food, low sugar/carb, reducing visceral body fat & aggressive exercise also helpful. See: nusi.Org.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Both Dr. Werner's & Zanger's answers are medical disease industry party line, with some truth. The big problem, especially with Dr. Werner's answer is both cholesterol & the low saturated animal fat food (& replace with high plant carb/fruit) theories, started by Ancel Keys & made US Gov policy by George McGovern. Neither are true and highly misleading, promoting disease, heart attacks, etc.
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