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...I finally got my TC below 200, 182 to be exact. I lowered my triglycerides by following a diet based on the glycemic index. When I first started the diet, I went from 350 to 97 and this last test was 70.

...I take 10 grams of fiber in the morning and 10 grams in the evening and I saw a shift of total cholesterol from the 250 range to the 210 range. I went to 10 grams per day and my TC went back up to 250.

...When i went back to 20 grams of fiber a day, I also started taking 1 tablet of beta sitosterol (300mg) in the evening. And today my TC was 182. So it appears the Beta sitosterol works. I am going to in crease the dosage to two tablets a day and see what happenes.

...I may also start taking flax oil again as my HDL has dropped to 24 before the betasitosterol and now it's at 28. So now I'm going to concentrate on raising that. My LDL was still a little high at 140 but that's a drop from 207 when i went to the 10 grams of fiber a day.

...Any way, it's been a while since I posted and wanted to give an update on what's working for me and what's not working for me. Hopefully my hdl will continue to go up and my ldl to drop but i won't get tested again for 4 weeks.

...So that's the good and bad of it and I'm not suggesting anyone try what I doing as with an HDL as low as mine, it may be worse than having a high total Cholesterol. But I did want to post what i am doing so I can gather opinions on what to do or try next to raise HDL.


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