Every­one in my fam­i­ly is fit, trim, and ath­let­ic. They also have high cho­les­terol, it’s genet­ic. When I went to my doc­tor for a phys­i­cal my doc­tor found that my cho­les­terol was high too.  We talked about a plan to bring it down adding cer­tain foods to my diet and elim­i­nat­ing oth­ers.  I also want­ed to stay away from drugs.  He said he would give it a short time before start­ing me on statins.

I did as he said but it was still high when I returned.  I decid­ed I want­ed to try a nat­ur­al plan before tak­ing the drugs.  I don’t know if it will work but I a will­ing to use sup­ple­ments rather than drugs.  Keep your fin­gers crossed for me.

IN 2016, THE U.S. EXPERIENCED

120
Mil­lion had low-den­si­ty lipopro­tein cho­les­terol lev­els that fall in the range where experts rec­om­mend cho­les­terol med­i­cine or had oth­er health con­di­tions putting them at high risk for heart dis­ease and stroke.
95
Mil­lion U.S. adults age 20 or old­er have total cho­les­terol lev­els greater than 200 mg/dL.
33
Of Amer­i­can adults have high cho­les­terol.
52
Of adults with high LDL cho­les­terol do not seek treat­ment.
Stephanie – Age 9 – Austin, Texas

Stephanie – Age 9 – Austin, Texas

High Cho­les­terol

Martin – Age 50 – Wilmington, Virginia

Martin – Age 50 – Wilmington, Virginia

High Cho­les­terol

Rachel – Age 60 – Boston, Massachusetts

Rachel – Age 60 – Boston, Massachusetts

High Cho­les­terol

Theo – Age 46 – Omaha, Nebraska

Theo – Age 46 – Omaha, Nebraska

High Cho­les­terol

Resources and Links

If you’re deal­ing with high cho­les­terol, you’re not alone. A num­ber of resources offer infor­ma­tion and sup­port that will help you low­er your cho­les­terol lev­els.

Organizations

Statistics/Facts

Medications and Therapies

Alternative Therapies

Nutrition Information/Recipes

Cholesterol Tools/Online Quizzes

Patient Stories

Clinical Trials