• Skeptic

    The American Heart Association board has been bought out by big money in the food industry. Their recommendations are way too high. The optimal amount of fat in your diet is about one teaspoon of Omega-3 supplement (such as flax seed oil). See Ornish, Barnard, and McDougall.

    If your cholesterol is high, I strongly suggest that you look at aerobic exercise and a plant-based (vegan) diet as your first try. Statin drugs have huge side effects for some people such as the following:


    These lesser known side effects include:

    "Some people report changes in memory, attention, or concentration on statins. They may have trouble finding the right word; may forget tasks they started to do; and may have trouble following conversations."

    "Some people report changes in mood on statins. These include loss of interest in activities and loss of interest in social involvement. Some people report frank depression, but it is not known if these effects are more common in people on statins than in people who are not."

    "Sleep problems, sexual function problems, fatigue, dizziness and a sense of detachment are also reported with these drugs."

    Excess cholesterol for most people is consumed through an animal-based diet. Diet and lifestyle improvements are superior to any drug to control cholesterol. Why are physicians focusing on drugs rather than diet and lifestyle improvements?

  • milly.milltown

    The American Heart Association recommends that you limit your average daily cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams.

    I didn’t really understand cholesterol and how it worked in my body, but this article helped it make sense to me.

    Also, you should go to your doctor to learn more about your personal cholesterol levels and what you can and should do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. What works for one person may not work as well for you. Finding out your actual levels will let you better understand what your daily intake should be.

    Best of luck!

  • tracy t

    it has been well answer.

    there are also different ways in which you can lower your cholesterol

  • Stephen

    Cholesterol in diet is irrevelant its saturated fat that causes an elevated blood cholesterol

  • webdango

    In response to the saturated fat comment – a connection between fat intake adn cholesterol has been shown to exist, but even more recent studies also show a connection between simple carbs and cholesterol. That means eating a lot of simple carbs (sugar, white bread, rice, etc) can be as bad for your diet as eating a lot of saturated fat.

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