Mirt and high Cholesterol

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I have been on mirt for 6 years now and i feel is due to mirt i have high cholesterol. Even with my diet and sport is still on the high side.

Please anybody with same experience to share? it will really be apreciated

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    Charles

    I take mirt,, 45mg. I’m not familiar with it causing high cholesterol, which since I’m not an expert on it, doesn’t mean it can’t. My GP (general practitioner) does regular blood test. He didn’t put me on mirt, my neurologist did. My blood test showed I had a high cholesterol level from eating too much meat in my diet. He told me to switch eating less meat and replace it with eating nuts, especially walnuts, almonds, and to a lesser extent, peanuts or cashews, my favorite nut, a couple times a week. I started eating walnuts and less meat. My cholesterol level dropped 25 points 6 months later.

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    Hello Steve, thanks for sharing. Please how long have you been on mirt? I hardly eat meat i try to keep a balanced diet
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    Charles

    I’ve been on 45 mg of Mirt for about 4 years. I haven’t the bad side effects most people complain about except the weight gain. Apparently it slows down the body’s metabolism and makes many people crave candy bars and other sweets. I’ve gotten over that but still can’t lose weight. I don’t know if it’s related, but I also had a low thyroid at the time. It also improved when I switched to eating walnuts. Walnuts also defeat losing weight, there high in calories.

    steve

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    Steve

    How much was your cholesterol? So you didn't take any medication to lower it? Just Walnuts? How much Walnut do I have to eat in a day? Sorry for the many questions

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    Charles

    My cholesterol in 12/2014 was 126.4. The reference range is less than 100 (I live in the U.S. so I don’t know if it translates to where you live). In 7/2015, it had dropped to 107.6. It was at time my Dr told me eat less meat and sub a handful of unsalted and unsweetened walnuts or almonds on occasion to lower my cholesterol. On my last blood work up in 1/2015, my cholesterol level was 75.8. I didn’t see my regular Dr on 1/2015, but he was impressed and told me to keep up with whatever I was doing. I didn’t mention walnuts or almonds to him. On the occasions I make a salad, I sometimes top it off with walnuts. I won’t see my GP for another month or 2 for another comparison. There are probably other foods listed on the web to help lower cholesterol. I still eat meat.

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