How should I lower my cholesterol?

I am a 20 year-old female college student. My overall cholesterol number is 197, just under 200. My good cholesterol is 51 (anything over 40 is good). My bad cholesterol is 132 (it’s supposed to be under 100).

I would like to get my cholesterol under control before it gets worse. What are some PRACTICAL things that I can do now to get it lowered? Being a college student I do not have the ability to devote 20 something hours a week to working out. Please be specific. A list of foods to avoid would be most helpful.
I am not overweight. In fact, if I lose anymore than 5 pounds I’ll be underweight.

5 comments

  • kelby7670

    The most practical thing you can do it to forget about it. Your levels are fine. Think about why you want to lower your levels. You have been brainwashed by the drug companies. You apparently believe the cholesterol myth.
    High cholesterol is not a disease.
    My level is 320 and I wouldn’t mind if it goes higher.
    High cholesterol was invented by the drug companies to sell you statins for the rest of your life. Statins cause serious side effects including memory loss.

  • Jordan Man

    Hello i found a link about Artichoke for Lowering Cholesterol

  • Xterraq

    try avoiding greasy and red meats if possible. Also food that is fried should be avoided.

    Eat lots of salads, veggies, fruits, oatmeal.

    They say that 80 percent of cholesterol is made in the liver, so this is where statins come in.

  • Kellie - My Health Software

    Some cholesterol lowering foods include:
    Oatmeal. It can help lower cholesterol and is cheaper than most breakfasts too. Add some fruit or nuts if you want more flavour or sweetness.
    Almonds. They are a great snack to eat in between meals that can help lower cholesterol.
    Fish, like tinned salmon and sardines. For lunch try a salmon and salad sandwich on whole grain bread.
    When cooking use Olive oil.

  • saurabh m

    REDUCE CHOLESTROL SAVE HEART
    (Dr.Saurabh Mehrotra)

    RISK OF HIGH LEVEL CHOLESTROL
    (S. Cholesterol normal range: 130-230mg %)

    CHOLESTROL LEVELS IN CHILDREN AND ALDOSCENTS FROM HIGH RISK FAMILIES*
    (*IF ONE PARENT’S LEVEL IS 240mg/dL OR HIGHER OR IF A PARENT OR GRAND PARENT HAD EVIDENCE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE B4 AGE OF 55.)

    CATEGORY TOTAL CHOLESTROL (mg/dL) LDL CHOLESTROL (mg/dL)

    ACCEPTABLE LOWER THAN 170 LOWER THAN 110

    BORDERLINE 170-199 110-129

    HIGH HIGHER THAN/ HIGHER THAN/
    =200 =130

    •IF TOTAL CHOL. =300mg/dL; RISK FOR DEV. CORONARY DISEASE IS DOUBLE IF TOTAL CHOL.WERE 150mg/dL.

    •IF TOTAL CHOL. =300mg/dL; RISK OF DYING OF CORONARY DISEASE IS 4 TIMES IF TOTAL CHOL.WERE 190mg/dL.

    •REDUCING CHOL. BY 10% REDUCES YOUR FUTURE CORONARY RISK BY 20%.

    •INCREASING HDL 1mg/dL REDUCES CORONARY RISK BY 2-3%.
    .

    R L

    Mr.Arvind Chopra (R) 46 M successfully reduced cholestrol level from 268.9 mg% (28 Jan 09) to 190 mg% (3 Jun 09) by having treatment from Dr. Saurabh Mehrotra (L).

    # Issued in public interest under REDUCE CHOLESTROL SAVE HEART PROGRAM by Dr. Saurabh Mehrotra.
    # For more details contact : Dr. Saurabh Mehrotra ; mob – +91-9936-42-3621 ;
    Email : doc.saurabhmehrotra9@yahoo.com

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