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how can I bring my cholesterol level down?

I have just had my yearly cholesterol results and I have gone up 2 points despite a fairly rigid diet. I am 5 5 and weigh 125lbs, I take 20mg statin tabs daily, drink pomegranet juice and only use pro-active spreads - no chocolates etc. HELP how can I bring my level down?
Wed, 24 Aug 2011
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hi,thanks for query.You need to plan your diet well.Take small frequent small meals avoid high fat foods.Take more of salads and fruits in your diet.Regular exercise of minimum 30 minutes should be done on most days of the week.Continue with statin that you are taking.Minor variation here and there is fine and there is no need to worry.
wishing you good health.
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Physical exercises will be of great help, even juggling 30 minuets a day. Drinking green tea (about 10 cups a day) will also help, or even u can have the green tea extract tablets (OTC item).
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