Ways to lower cholestrol? Food or Supplements/Medicine?

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  1. My dad has high cholestrol and I was wondering what you guys could reccomend for him so that it goes down. Obviously eliminate red meat, and I also heard no eggs or at least no yolks? :dunno:

    What else though? Any supplements or vitamins that help? Medicines? :dunno: I know he has bad health but it seems like he doesn't care or at least won't do anything about it. He's about 6'4" and ~280 pounds.
     
  2. Foty

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    omega-3, CoQ10

    whole grains
     
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    yolks are fine imo.

    take fish oil
     
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    Decrease intake of refined carbs as well (white rice, white bread, etc.)
     
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    niacin.
     
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    this and red yeast rice
     
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    solarian ya heard

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    oatmeal
     
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    steel cut oats, 12 week cycle, whole rolled oats 2 week PCT with taper
     
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    ironically...that will work...:rofl:
     
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    +1 on niacin

    also: cinnamon, green tea, high fiber foods, fat-sugar free yogurt

    focus on elmitinating sat. fats and replacing with mono-unsat fats
     
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    oatmeal
    no egg yolks, yolks have about 270 mg of cholesterol, which is around 89% daily value
    whole grains such as breads, brown rice, etc.
    cheerios lowers cholesterol too lol
     
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    dietary cholesterol has little correlation with blood cholesterol. but that being said, i wouldn't recommend eating 10 egg yolks a day.
     
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    + 2 niacin with flush, almonds, low carb eating, fish oil, vitamin D3, vitamin k2-7 ~ you can learn more at http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/ He's a cardiologist that blogs about his practice.
     
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    +1. things that have a bigger impact on cholesterol are your genes, saturated and trans fats
     
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    even though it seemes like I was joking, this is really the right answer.
     
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    This misconception here with dietary chol that it shouldnt affect you is what FATS you take it with.... if you take a high chol food with sat/trans fat your f***ked, but taking chol with mono and unsat your should be good.

    Btw redwine helps a lot because it has antioxidents, but regular alchol is also helpful.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    sesamin
     
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    cut back on the saturated fat

    I've heard that phytosterols (plant based sterols) can help as well but I don't think there has been a ton of research on it so it's still kinda up in the air
     
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    I pretty much agree with everything everyone has said, the right kinds of fats are key. I eat a ton of fat daily (in the form of fish oil, nuts, olive oil, etc... but also more normal fat sources such as cheese and beef) and my cholesterol levels are great.

    One thing that hasn't been mentioned, and it might be obvious; lean up. If your dad is overweight, doing things to lose fat is going to help, regardless of the method (i.e. low fat, high fat, whatever)
     
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    eliminating saturated fats and cholesterol.


    eating things like oatmeal, bran. fresh fish. getting healthy fats from olive oil, nuts, legumes, fish.

    coQ10
    red rice yeast
    cinnamon bark extract
    fish oils

    sesame oil
     
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    The American Heart Association still recommends sterols and Web Med gushes about the substance, but unfortunately, more and more data is coming in saying sterols can be dangerous. Unnaturally high sterol consumption can enter the blood stream causing "extravagant atherosclerosis" even in young people. I stay away from foods with added sterols.
     
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    I was diagnosed with high cholesterol about 3 years ago. One of the biggest contributing factors was probably exercising and addition of fish oils in my diet.
     
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    Niacin. Getting him to increase his physical activity would probably help, too.

    He could go on a statin, but imo working on lifestyle changes should come before drug therapies.
     
  25. thanks guys. wrote a lot of them down and emailed them to him.

    but ya, he's pretty inactive and fat, hence the high weight and cholestrol.
     
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