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Diagnosed with high cholesterol. On atovastatin. Any natural way to bring the level down?

I have been just diagnosed with high cholestrol. I have been given atovastatin to bring it down. Is there any natural way of bringing this down. I eat good food and very little rubbish.
I have only just started these tablets do I have to take them for ever and if t
he cholestrol comes down in 3 months can I just reduce them and eventually stop taking them?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dear sir
Thanks for writing to us.
The non-pharmacological (other than drugs) ways to reduce cholesterol are
1. Decrease intake of saturated fats and excess of carbohydrates.
2. Maintain ideal body weight.
3. Exercise daily for ~45 minutes after consulting your doctor.
4. Intake of appropriate calories as per your weight, height , life style and gender.
Stopping atorvastatin in future, not only depends upon your cholesterol levels but also on many other factors like presence of cardio-vascular disorder/ diabetes/ kidney disease etc. but , yes theoretically it is feasible to stop statins in future.
feel free to discuss further
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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