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I'm 40 years old, fairly active (I practice jiu jitsu twice a week and swim on weekends) I'm quite fit and eat healthy most of the time. I just had a blood test and my cholesterol came up very high at 7.5. Both my parents have high cholesterol and they are both fit so I think it is mostly due to genetics. My doctor asked me to follow a strict diet and test again in 3 months to see if I can lower my level. If not he told me that I have high risk of having clogged arteries and will probably need to be on medication. I've read lots of horror stories on statins and their side effects. What should I do if I can't lower my cholesterol levels? I eat fairly healthy (lots of vegetables, chicken, fruits, oats, sometimes red meat and low carbs) so I have a feeling I won't be able to change anything just with a better diet. What do you guys think? Thank you
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