How can I lower my cholesterol without drugs?
I'm a female 43yrs, weight 73 and 1.73 cmm height. I have very high cholesterol 4.6 and am not able to reduce it with diet. Do you have any suggestion to lower my cholesterol without drugs?
Doctors measure cholesterol levels to help predict your future risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke). It is generally thought that one should aim for a total cholesterol level of less than 5 (unless you have had a heart attack or stroke before, when the recommendation is less than 4). I do not think you need to worry about lowering your total cholesterol level any more than it is. As long as you lead a healthy lifestyle, which it sounds like you do (regular exercise/not smoking)and your BMI is within normal range. It is possible to alter your own cholesterol by eating a healthy low cholesterol diet and maintaining a healthy weight, but only by about 10-15 per cent.