How do I lower my cholesterol? Currently 6.5 and I'm 32. Shall I reduce salt intake and stop chewing nicotine gum? Does exercise help?

May not be necessary. While 6.5 is a bit high, it really depends on the subtypes of cholesterol. You need to know HDL & LDL & their subtypes- small LDL is much more hazardous than large ldl! more important than your cholesterol is inflammation-- see http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & my comment. Reducing salt may help if you have high bp. Exercise is good!