How to reduce the cholesterol level?

Recently I got done my blood test and it is diagnosed that my cholesterol level is high(248). Please suggest the effective methods to reduce the cholesterol level to the normal.

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  • gangadharan nair

    High blood cholesterol may be controlled by diet and exercise. You may take statin drug to lower blood cholesterol, if you have got diabetes, hypertension or heart disease.
    Adopt DASH diet (Mediterranean diet). Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oils or polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.

  • clinsssssss

    Whatever the reasons may be for your high blood cholesterol level – diet, heredity, or both – the treatment your doctor will prescribe first is a diet. If your blood cholesterol level has not decreased sufficiently after carefully following the diet for 6 months, your doctor may consider adding cholesterol-lowering medication to your dietary treatment. Remember, diet is a very essential step in the treatment of high blood cholesterol.

    Cholesterol-lowering medications are more effective when combined with diet. Thus they are meant to supplement, not replace, a low-saturated fat, low-cholesterol diet. See also Inherited High Cholesterol
    "SO CHANGE UR DIET"

  • Stop eating foods that are high in cholesterol — such as eggs, red meat and anything fried.

  • Mum Mum

    Easy, anything that has a liver, has cholesterol. Animals, fish, poultry. Fat from these things should be avoided,

  • The 200mg/dL cut off for cholesterol was originally chosen arbitrarily so they could put the majority of people on statins. It was chosen more for money than for health. As people continue to lower their total cholesterol their overall health declines and the medical profession continues to lower the total cholesterol levels they consider to be safe. They also fail to mention what total cholesterol levels are too low to sustain health. Fifty percent of the population who have heart attacks have what the medical profession terms to be "normal" cholesterol levels. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is more about inflammation than anything else. Furthermore there have been a multitude of diseases linked with "low" cholesterol. Low cholesterol is a great "marker" for cancer. Personally I wouldn’t be too concerned about lowering my total cholesterol if I were you with a total cholesterol of 248mg/dL. Just avoid trans-fats in your diet and high fructose corn syrup. Try to keep your triglycerides on the low side by reducing carbohydrates and keep your HDL high (above 60mg/dL) by eating healthy fats from natural foods… like "wild caught" salmon, avocados, walnuts (and other nuts), organic butter from grass-fed cows, organic whole milk from grass-fed cows, organic full-fat yogurt, free-range (cage-free) eggs, pure "cold pressed" 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil and unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil (not "hydrogenated"). Avoid "fast food", margarine, shortening, and highly refined polyunsaturated vegetable and seed oils. Most of these oils turn to trans-fat when heated. Avoid "regular" peanut butter that contains "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" vegetable oils. Palm Oil (not hydrogenated) in peanut butter is considered safe. Eat plenty of green vegetables and salads.

    Keep in mind also that the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported this year they found NO significant evidence that natural "saturated" fat leads to coronary artery disease or CVD. Saturated fats are considered safe as long as they have not been "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated".

  • A nurse told me that eating rolled oats for breakfast will bring down cholesterol

  • Shashwat

    High cholesterol leads to various diseases.And as this is the first phase i would like to suggest you to control immediately. For this you have to maintain a proper diet including fresh vegetable, green drinks and green smoothies. In addition to this i would like to suggest you to go for a detox programme. This would definitely help you as i am speaking out of my personal experience. I got this information through one of my close friend. She referred me for Fresh Start Health Retreat Center ( had seen their fb page), situated South Island Highway,Oyster Bay in Canada. I availed the 5 Day Wellness Program inclusive of Juice Fasting & Body Detox. Frankly first i was very nervous about all these things but once reaching their, the place, atmosphere, ocean, spa service & service i was already feeling rejuvenated. They taught me about what to eat & what to avoid in the program, yoga, juice fasting everything went very smoothly & i was entirely relaxed, detoxed, recharged and felt awesome. Thank you…!

  • kelby7670

    A lot of people still believe the cholesterol myth. Your cholesterol is fine. Whatever you do, and you don’t need to do anything, DO NOT take statins. Do some research. And don’r worry about it because stress causes heart disease.

  • L_H Qutub(Retired)

    Mr. Kumar Singh, I think you aught to overlook your dietry habbits,and start doing physical. Cholestrol on higher side is an indicator, that your input is more than output, nothing more nothing less. I have even higher values than that at times but no way I am going to use Statins, because of its adverse effect secondly I am not hypertensive (by Grace of God) . I will prefer to burn my extra load on/in my belly(not talking on behalf of others). As the old Punjabi saying goes on " Kum Khain per Ghum Mutt Khain" ( eat less but don’t eat sorrow).
    Rub the Zaat he Mukamil hai baqi sarey dunai fani hai.Khuush rahee means "Only God is perfect".

    Good Luck

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