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After reviewing many journals and articles I observe the following ways to lower cholesterol



a) Reduction of LDL to 60 mg/dl (Bad Fats)

An LDL level of less than 100 mg/dL is optimal for CAD prevention,

and a level of 70 mg/dL or less is now recommended for persons with existing heart disease

  1. b) Reduction of triglycerides to 60 mg/dl.
  2. c) Raising HDL to 60 mg/dl. (Good Fats)

> 50 mg/dL (≈ 1.3 mmol/L) man or >60 mg/dL (≈ 1.6 mmol/L) in a woman a reduced risk of atherosclerosis.

>75 mg/dL (≈ 2 mmol/L) man or woman is associated with a very low risk of atherosclerosis.

Less than 40 mg/dL (≈ 0.8 mmol/L) in a man <50 mg/dL (≈ 1 mmol/L) in a woman increases the risk.

  1. d) Achieving normal blood pressure (<130/80)

Even a small elevation of blood pressure in diseased arteries can cause increased mortality.

Diseased arteries are fragile and plaque rupture can occur easily.

  1. f) Achieving normal blood sugar if Diabetic (=100 mg/dl). Diabetes is a high risk factor for heart disease.
  2. g) Reduction of C-reactive protein to <1 mg/l also called (CRP on blood test)



  1. Smoking Cessation

    Is associated with a 200% increase in the rate of atherosclerosis

  2. exercise 45 min cardio daily
  3. Treat underlying conditions:

    Hypertension – Olmesartan medoxomil (angiotensin II receptor antagonist these are preferred)


    High Cholesterol or LDL ie Take a Statin – medication to lower LDL and cholesterol preferred is Crestor (Rosuvastatin) take at night time (as cholesterol is synthesized by the body at night-time)

  4. Aspirin 100mg / d
  5. Plant Sterols, margarine, 2 g/d The mean one-year reduction in serum cholesterol was 10.2 percent
  6. Dietary Modification:

    1. Mediterranean Diet
    2. Cook with olive oil and use Polyunsaturated fats
    3. Avoid milk fats
    4. Decrease red meat increase fish
    5. Avoidance of fried foods and fast food

  7. Omega 3 (salmon oil) (specifically focusing on high concentration of high in DHA, EPA where possible >2000 mg per day)
  8. Garlic 1g / d
  9. Vit B3 500-1500mg. per day (cheap flush version not anything labelled non-flush which contains inositol)
  10. Wine—Red wines contain resveratrol, (don't exceed two glasses/ day else has a inverse effect). Bioflavonoids and anti-oxidants have a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
  11. Lechathin
  12. Magnesium
  13. L-carnitine
  14. Vit B6








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