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Posted by: shaun | 2020/08/07

Q.

Lower cholesterol fast without statins?

hi my total cholesterol level was 5.6, it is above the normal range any advice and which supplements to take to lower it is it a range to be scared about? like do i have to go on statins if it dont come down? my ldl level was slightly above normal triglycerides was normal hdl normal

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2020/08/10

You want your cholesterol to be under 5 and your ldl level to be normal or below. From a dietary point of view reduce your intake of animal fat as well as saturated plant fats in your diet. Aim for a Mediterranean diet with lots of olive oil in your diet. Google for advice on a diet recommended for lowering cholesterol. In addition take Salmon oil Omega 3 capsules 1000 mg twice daily. Exercise daily especially active walking for at least 30 minutes daily. Repeat your lipid profile tests in 3 months and see if there is an improvement in your cholesterol levels and ldl. If no change it would be wise to start on a statin.

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