Our expert says:
It may be that you have a genetic tendency to have raised cholesterol levels, but it is always a good idea to consult a clinical dietitian (phone (012) 998-5650 (mornings) for the name and address of your nearest dietitian). There is a product on the market called Flora pro.activ margarine which contains plant sterols which help the body not to absorb dietary cholesterol, you should be able to buy it in most supermarkets. Some patients have achieved reductions of up to 20% in their blood cholesterol levels just by using this product. You can also try taking Salmon oil capsules which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which also lower cholesterol.
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