> changes in diet, exercise and any herbal meds will NOT bring these down to a safe level.
Diet will certainly will bring down your cholesterol. I know many people that went on a healthy diet and dramatically improved their risk factors. You can treat this with DIET alone. Cut out things like bread, pasta and stuff and you will lower your calories by eatings lots of vegetables. Cholesterol synthesis can be inhibited by many compounds found in plants and by simply lowering your calorie consumption.
See this article, or read below
Calorie restriction drastically reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes
"People in the calorie restriction group had total and low-density lipoprotein — known as LDL or "bad" cholesterol — levels comparable to the lowest 10 percent of the population in their respective age groups. "
"Their high-density lipoprotein — known as HDL or "good" cholesterol — levels were in the 85th percentile to 90th percentile for middle-aged men."
"Triglyceride levels — which, when elevated, can lead to atherosclerosis — were even more impressive in the calorie restriction group: They were lower than more than 95 percent of Americans in their 20s, despite the fact that the study participants' ages ranged from 35-82. "
"the calorie restriction group's average was about
100/60, akin to the blood pressure of an average 10-year-old."
"Fasting glucose and insulin — both markers of the risk of developing diabetes — also were significantly lower in the calorie restriction group, with insulin concentrations as much as 65 percent lower"
What you should do is cut out all the junk food, eat at least 10 vegetables a day, upto 3 fruits (berries, apples). Drink Green Tea and go for a run for at least 30-40min a day. Diet will improve your cholesterol the most. . When you eat plant foods they are just as effective as statins, without the side effects. Also eat oatmeal and almonds together in the morning.
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