NO, a low fat diet will have almost NO effect on blood levels. I would rather have total cholesterol
of 278 than 174. You may be comparing total cholesterol to LDL
. You should not worry about either. Look at your HDL
and your triglycerides. The closer together these two numbers are, the healthier you are. You can lower your triglycerides in just a couple of days by restricting carbohydrates. Since total=hdl + ldl+ 1/5 of triglycerides, the fastest way to lower total is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Never artificially lower your cholesterol. Trust your body, it knows more than all the doctors in the world.
Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor