What Should I Do If My Ldl Cholesteriol Calc Level Is High (108)?

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What Should I Do If My Ldl Cholesteriol Calc Level Is High (108)?

I have a high cholesterol level of 108. Is there anything that I can do about that?

Answer

According the the standard recommendations for cholesterol set by the American Heart Association, your LDL cholesterol isn't bad. Ideally it should be less than 100, but anything less than 130 is considered good, so the good news is that you still have a chance to bring your cholesterol levels down naturally without having to resort to medication.

A few of the most important things you can do is to remove saturated and trans fats from your diet. You can also add in plant stenols, which are known to lower LDL.   Another important aspect of lowering LDL is to add more soluble fiber to your diet. This fiber can lower your LDL level considerably. And finally, it's important to add physical activity to your day, if you don't already.

I'm attaching articles that go into these tips in more detail. I hope they're useful to you.

4 Tips to lower your cholesterol with fiber

Your Checklist to Lower Cholesterol

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN