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    My doc has just recommended statins.
    My answer was "no thanks".
    I will lose weight and control it by change of diet.

    Are the home purchased test kits and good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    My doc has just recommended statins.
    My answer was "no thanks".
    I will lose weight and control it by change of diet.

    Are the home purchased test kits and good?
    Fair play Stagger. You should do that. But don't beat yourself up too hard. Take a look at your family/parents. If any of them had high cholesterol there's a good chance that much of your problem is genetic. In that case you will need statins
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    Thanks for your reply Wheeze.

    Grandad, Dad and Brother were all taken by Huntingdons disease.

    My test came back negative.

    My Grandma 94, Mum 85 and Me (who knows)

    Personally I would prefer to have a 6 month effort to start improving the cholesterol.

    In conjunction with the Doc i am starting to reduce my Citalopram dosage.

    Exercise has just started again.

    Weight loss on agenda.

    Diet and food change will start upon return from holiday.

    If there are anymore thing's i could change to avoid statins please reply.

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    Plan sounds right. Good luck Trev

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Thanks for your reply Wheeze.

    Grandad, Dad and Brother were all taken by Huntingdons disease.

    My test came back negative.

    My Grandma 94, Mum 85 and Me (who knows)

    Personally I would prefer to have a 6 month effort to start improving the cholesterol.

    In conjunction with the Doc i am starting to reduce my Citalopram dosage.

    Exercise has just started again.

    Weight loss on agenda.

    Diet and food change will start upon return from holiday.

    If there are anymore thing's i could change to avoid statins please reply.
    By all means do all those good things. But if your weight is OK, i.e you have BMI less than 25, and you dont abuse the diet too much, then there may not be much of an impact. But I'm interested to see wht youi can achieve, whats your numbers now?
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    Stagger my boss has some of those yoghurt things that were actually recommended by his doctor. They worked for him (I assume along with his daily lunchtime walk and effort with his diet).

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    Maybe a more European approach to your diet would help Trev?

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    Ha ha ha I have been on that DT.

    Fruit and continental breakfast with soy milk.

    Chicken and fresh vegetables for evening meal.

    On hand full of nuts per day.

    On and the downside. A few Tuborg Amber's. A very nice drink after a long hot day and excellent for replenishing fluids.

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    Stagger, can I suggest you read up on the link between high levels of stress and cholesterol. I know you've had a tough period these last couple of years when your cortisol levels will have been through the roof and there is a knock-on effect, potentially, on cholesterol levels.
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