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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-17-04 03:26 PM
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3. I'm 34 and have also struggled with it.....
I had high cholesterol when I was a teenager, but due to some unrelated medication I was taking at the time. It had always been on the high side but it is genetic in my family. When I was about 32 or 33 my doctor decided that even though I was a little overweight that the levels my cholesterol were at, even with diet and excercise, would likely only drop 10-15% on their own. So he prescribed pravachal, which is a statin. At the same time I also started dieting and working out and my cholesterol has been peachy keen for the past year and a half due to a combination of the medication and the weight loss and better diet.
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  -Anyone here have high cholesterol??? Moonbeam_Starlight  Aug-17-04 03:22 PM   #0 
  - Better diet and exercise? Good advice. However...  MercutioATC   Aug-17-04 03:24 PM   #1 
  - Ech.  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:25 PM   #2 
     - It is probably for life, but honestly.....  vi5   Aug-17-04 03:28 PM   #8 
  - I'm 34 and have also struggled with it.....  vi5   Aug-17-04 03:26 PM   #3 
  - Do you eat meat  Spinzonner   Aug-17-04 03:26 PM   #4 
  - I am a semi-vegetarian  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:27 PM   #7 
     - cheese, butter and eggs  Mara Steele   Aug-17-04 03:30 PM   #12 
     - Yeah dammit  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:32 PM   #13 
     - There are oyher dietary measures  Spinzonner   Aug-17-04 03:32 PM   #14 
     - I'm a vegetarian, well, sort of, because I do eat seafood.  RebelOne   Aug-18-04 09:22 AM   #49 
  - Mine fluctuates between 150 and 180  nini   Aug-17-04 03:26 PM   #5 
  - statin drugs  FDRLincoln   Aug-17-04 03:26 PM   #6 
  - First of all  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:28 PM   #10 
     - over the counter  FDRLincoln   Aug-17-04 03:35 PM   #21 
     - Oh my gosh  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:38 PM   #24 
        - motivation  FDRLincoln   Aug-17-04 03:42 PM   #32 
        - Been on statins for 10 years.  trof   Aug-17-04 04:02 PM   #40 
     - The following link to Dean Ornish addresses your situation.  Hoping4Change   Aug-17-04 03:56 PM   #37 
  - What are you eating?  KurtNYC   Aug-17-04 03:28 PM   #9 
  - Eh.  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:33 PM   #16 
  - Time to do something about it  nickinSTL   Aug-17-04 03:29 PM   #11 
  - I'll ask my doctor about  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:37 PM   #23 
  - Yes, diet and exercise can help. But this may not be enough...  Westegg   Aug-17-04 03:33 PM   #15 
  - Wow  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:34 PM   #19 
     - I didn't mean to bring you down! What I wrote was just MY experience...  Westegg   Aug-17-04 04:23 PM   #41 
  - Try some foods to help lower your cholesterol  Kadie   Aug-17-04 03:34 PM   #17 
  - I'll try those  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:35 PM   #20 
  - Here is a little info on Flax - link  Kadie   Aug-17-04 03:40 PM   #26 
  - Flax seed - Grind up some flax in a coffee grinder  Medialize   Aug-17-04 03:49 PM   #35 
  - The Atkins paradox  SarahBelle   Aug-17-04 03:34 PM   #18 
  - What did you mean "the Atkins paradox?"  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:36 PM   #22 
     - The Atkins diet doesn't limit fats.  MercutioATC   Aug-17-04 03:40 PM   #27 
     - It's the sugars in "low fat" foods I tell ya  KurtNYC   Aug-17-04 03:55 PM   #36 
     - I do though  SarahBelle   Aug-17-04 03:41 PM   #31 
  - Triglycerides are related to your intake of sugar and alcohol  KurtNYC   Aug-17-04 03:39 PM   #25 
  - Funny you should ask.  Nite Owl   Aug-17-04 03:40 PM   #28 
  - If you are part of the 25% of the population that can handle Niacin  papau   Aug-17-04 03:40 PM   #29 
  - My Triglicerides Were So High They Couldn't Measure Them!!  CO Liberal   Aug-17-04 03:41 PM   #30 
  - I had this problem  hackwriter   Aug-17-04 03:43 PM   #33 
  - maybe  FDRLincoln   Aug-17-04 03:47 PM   #34 
  - Diet is everything.  onebigbadwulf   Aug-17-04 04:01 PM   #38 
  - TG = sugar  KurtNYC   Aug-17-04 04:24 PM   #42 
  - Um....  onebigbadwulf   Aug-17-04 05:29 PM   #44 
     - Lean meat has nothing to do with triglycerides  KurtNYC   Aug-18-04 10:26 AM   #50 
  - refined sugar  nickinSTL   Aug-18-04 09:15 AM   #47 
  - If you exercise  jaredh   Aug-17-04 04:02 PM   #39 
  - Lipitor 10 mg  bearfan454   Aug-17-04 04:26 PM   #43 
  - You can change your levi's  r_u_stuck2   Aug-17-04 05:38 PM   #45 
  - I've been taking cholesterol meds for a while now ...  tlcandie   Aug-17-04 05:38 PM   #46 
  - My last tests said 154  MissMillie   Aug-18-04 09:16 AM   #48 
 

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