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Can cholesterol stay on your arteries?

Can cholesterol stay on your arteries for the rest of your life? Or is there a way to reduce high cholesterol? by doing exercise, eating right, drinking water and walking?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Few natural products have been proved to reduce cholesterol, but some might be helpful. With your doctor's OK, consider these cholesterol-lowering supplements and products: Artichoke,Barley,Beta-sitosterol (found in oral supplements and some margarines, such as Promise Activ),Blond psyllium (found in seed husk and products such as Metamucil),Garlic,Oat bran (found in oatmeal and whole oats),Sitostanol (found in oral supplements and some margarines, such as Benecol). You may have also heard of another supplement to reduce cholesterol, red yeast rice. The Food and Drug Administration released a warning regarding three brands of red yeast rice because they were found to contain lovastatin, the active ingredient in the drug Mevacor. This can be unsafe, since there's no way to determine the quantity or quality of the lovastatin in the supplement. If you choose to take cholesterol-lowering supplements, remember the importance of a healthy lifestyle. If your doctor prescribes medication to reduce your cholesterol, take it as directed. Make sure your doctor knows which supplements you're taking as well. So, take care and look after yourself!
Answered: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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