“I often tell my patients at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that diet is key. A focus on a plant-based diet, reducing saturated fat, and increasing fiber with vegetables and whole grains, has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels with or without the use of statins. Those levels can drop further by incorporating supplements like soluble fiber products or plant sterols and stanols.” M. Wesley Milks, MD.
Taking a statin? Show your doctor this post to discuss diet prevention strategies. Patients need diet along with statin advice. Please check with your doctor before beginning any dietary change. Doctors opinions are invaluable sources of advice (my opinion).