This means eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It also means limiting foods high in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.
Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
Even a small amount of weight loss can help lower cholesterol.
Smoking can raise cholesterol levels.
Alcohol can raise cholesterol levels.
If lifestyle changes are not enough to lower your cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe medication.
Your doctor can monitor your cholesterol levels and make sure you are taking the right steps to lower them.
If you have any questions or concerns about lowering your cholesterol, talk to your doctor.
It takes time to lower cholesterol. Don't get discouraged if you don't see results immediately.
The best way to lower your cholesterol is to make it a lifestyle change. This means making permanent changes to your diet, exercise, and other habits.