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High Cholesterol Message Board


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Age: 36 - male For 4 years: no eggs, no sweets, no ice cream, no cheese, red meat once or two times per week, fish 2 times per week, vegetables, light smoker (my bad). Very high family history of cholesterol, no drug statins. Cholesterol always between 240 and 300

Below are my results in 2016.

12 April: Cholesterol 284 mg/dl, ldl 201, hdl 46, triglyc. 187


The same day I started without docs advice Red Yeast Rice 1 tablet 600mg every 2 days, q10, garlic (every day), milk thistle, 20 minutes walking every day.

 
24 May: Cholesterol 217 mg/dl, ldl 148, hdl 47, triglyc. 110


I continued RYR and also after doctor's advice I included in my diet 3 eggs and 3 yogurts per week. He said that I was losing great vitamins without great reason.

30 June: Cholesterol 198 mg/dl, ldl 131, hdl 55, triglyc. 58

I believe that RYR (statin) makes all the difference. Am I correct;

Checked also my liver's numbers and they were just fine, muscle pain zero to very light.

Should I continue RYR which my doctor does not understand or turn to statin? Are they exactly the same in terms of affecting human body and health?
[QUOTE=tess201;5424443]Hey,

Many of us here have had genetically high cholesterol, including moi. My overall ratio is now 2.1 (low-risk category). I swear by flush niacin for upping HDL, even helps with lowering LDL some. I also think eating low carb is a major factor in good lipid panel results, as well as having many other benefits. The supplement N.A.C supports healthy liver function.

Cheers,

Tess[/QUOTE]

I am 100% with you for low carb eating, even though it's difficult to reduce my consumption of bread and rice. You see, I have replaced cakes, ice creams and other sweets with 2 pcs bread with honey or bread with marmelade with no added sugars and as I am not eating much pork, beef (2-3 serving per month) and fried potatoes (never) etc rice and pasta with boiled fish or vegetables are my only consolation.

For niacin you are most probably right but I prefer to increase my HDL by walking or running instead of taking supplements including salmon oil. I think 55mg/dl are just fine.
[QUOTE=Theodore 1979;5424611] as I am not eating much pork, beef (2-3 serving per month) and fried potatoes (never) etc rice and pasta with boiled fish or vegetables are my only consolation.[/QUOTE]


Theodore,

Low carb = high protein/low carb. So meat is definitely acceptable with lots of veggies included. Rice and pasta, as you know, are high carb. Once you get to a maintenance place with eating low carb it is fine to slowly, and in small amounts, add some grains. Dairy is fine if you're strict about adhering to low carb; [B]if not[/B], then adding sugars and dairy to carbs would not serve you well and be counterproductive to the low-carb theory.

Tess





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