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Genetically high cholesterol in children, please suggest

I am 12 years old and I have high cholesterol (genetically) almost everyone one my dads side had it. I got tested yesterday and I have a total cholesterol of 223, and good cholesterol 50 (i am a girl) About 6 months ago i had 216, and about a year or 2 ago it was 236. Anyway, my mom ha s limited me to 2 fast food places a month (like McDonald) and since i love e popcorn, but it is high in cholesterol 1 bag of popcorn a week. Besides that, I usually eat a salad or chicken patty with milk at school, get a small snack at home (like fruits and sometimes chips) and then my mom cooks something for dinner. Well, since I am young I cant take pills to lower my cholesterol, but what else can i do. I exercise sometimes, and i play basketball twice a week for about an hour. what other things can i do and what other things can i eat to lower my cholesterol ?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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hey i had loads of problems until i quit wheat substitute with corn bread (made without wheat) even oatmeal cake is nice - use baking powder and eggs to bind and make rise and i use loads of ginger and cinnamon cos that's what i like took me a while cos i love wheat - no pizza no pasta o lord it was hard but 15 years later don't miss it much - love baked potatoes and white cheese and olive oil and herbs yumm also you can do a kind of french toast thing with rivita - ok not the greatest but it works also rivita in microwave with slices of mushroom or apple or whatever and topped with white cheese (stay away from coloured foods) sliced pears and cheese - mmmm apples and cheese great salads chopped with friut and loads of different oils walnut olive sesame and herbs oregano mixed and parsley fennel seeds and cumin - hey you go look and experiment it's fun and eat as much as you like - no diet - just stay away from bread and butter butter is lethal and margarine not much better chips is fine made with olive oil anything poptatoes is fine as long as you haven't got those nasty e things in it and quick in microwave for a snack try puttin potatoes (preferably organic) in mircorwave for 4 minutes or more if bigger then slice them up with some ginger root and celery and herbs and olive oil and fry in pan you can use bean noodles - just the same as the pot noodle - pour in boiling water and bingo - or rice noodles work too and fry a cup of rice in olive oil with herbs and for five minutes then add two cups boiling water - bring to boil and then cover and bung it in warm but switched off oven - in 3/4 hour you have really beautiful rice - add oil and a fried egg i'm telling you cooking can be weird and fun
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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