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29 Jul 2008

High Cholestorol
I have hereditory high cholestorol. Latest test results total of 8. I normally do not eat fatty food, just occasional chocolates and I am still in my 30' s and not overweight. What should I look out for as signs that my lifestyle is not enough to keep my Cholestorol low? I don' t have a medical aid and normally don' t remember to drink medicine in anyway, so I have not used any Cholestorol meds for the past year.

Thank you kindly for your help.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Karen
You should look on package inserts when you buy food, don't use any product that has more than 10 g fat per 100 gram product. See for diet guidelines.

Your cholesterol is too high and you probably need to take medication - you do get generic medications that is cheaper. You should aim for a cholesterol of about 5.

Remember, living a life crippled after a stroke or a heart attack will be much more expensive and difficult than taking the right precautions now!

Dr Bets
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