Our expert says:
Diet can play an important role in lowering LDL-cholesterol and most doctors give their patients at least 3 months grace to try lowering their chol by diet , before they start treating the patient with medication. To lower 'bad' LDL-chol you need to lower your total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol intakes. To achieve this, you must eat a diet which is low in fat and cholesterol, high in dietary fibre and protective nutrients. If you click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' you will find an example of a low-fat, high-fibre diet - use the diet 'ad lib', this means you can eat the permitted foods in larger quantities because you don't need to lose weight. Also try using Flora pro.activ margarine which you can buy at most supermarkets. Some patients reduce their LDL and total cholesterol by up to 30% just by using this margarine which contains plant sterols that interfere with the uptake of cholesterol from the diet. Also check out the 'View old Diet & food site' to read articles about low-fat food choices, etc. It also helps to take Salmon oil capsules to boost omega-3 intake which lowers cholesterol levels. Keep up the good work with the exercise.
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