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How can you keep Cholesterol down without medicine?

How can you keep Cholesterol down without medicine?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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You can lower cholesterol by diet and exercise. But if you have got diabetes, heart disease etc, you should take statin drugs to lower the cholesterol. Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. This kind of diet includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish (not canned in oil), vegetables, poultry, egg whites, and polyunsaturated oils and margarines (corn, safflower, canola, and soybean oils). Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, lard, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods. Please see the web pages for more details on High blood cholesterol.
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