Better Eating Can Lower LDL

Concerned about cholesterol? Schedule a visit with a Registered Dietitian. That's what a recent national survey conducted by the University of Michigan Health System suggests. They had a group of 175 patients with cholesterol concerns receive eating habits education from a dietitian for approximately 8 months. After a year, 45% of these patients had reduced 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels by a minimum of 15% or reached their target goals.

The Bigger Picture: The results of this study would probably have been more significant if some participants hadn't dropped out because their health insurance didn't cover dietary counseling. Now we can't provide advice specific to your particular situation, but general suggestions included reducing saturated and trans fat intake, increasing levels of omega-3 fatty acids by eating more olive oil and cold water fish, upping fiber intake with more fruits and vegetables, and committing to a regular exercise program.
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Mar 13, 2008
I can't stand eating fish
so I take the soft gels to get the benefits of the omega-3's