I had been advised to go on statins despite no other risks than high cholesterol
Cholesterol reading Dec 18
Tot ... 8.2
Therefore ratio was 3.62
Atovastatin recommended but to go back April for re test
Started Benecol first week Jan & together with switching to rapeseed oil( I’d been using coconut oil!) plus eating porridge every day it is now under 7.. in under 4 months!
I’m so pleased as I eat a healthy diet anyway & am only about a stone overweight. I also swim regularly but perhaps not enough
My condition is familial & as my father was one of 14, died at 92 & no one has had heart disease, I am keen to avoid the statin route
I feel they are often pushed unnecessarily
Anyone think differently?