Am new to this site so Hi to all, why am l here, don't have a cholesterol problem as far as l know, but my husband does, he is on simvastatin and already has tried a couple of others, he is so sick of falling alseep and pains in his leg, had a stroke 4 years ago, overweight and is at a diet club( do not want to advertise!!), he is diabetic and BP problems. Have only been married a year and since l am vegetarian(almost) cos l do eat fish, he has no animal fats apart from a small amount of semi skimmed milk(about a pint a week) so our diet consists of veg,fruit,soya,quorn and more veg!!! he's been told to stop eating nuts to lose weight.He also eats no bread,cake pies etc but has 2 Rye crispbreads a day and about once a week boiled or mashed potatoe,he lives on salads basically and for breakfast has 2 shredded wheat or porridge made with hot water, his cholesterol level in March was 7.8 so am a bit worried he wants to stop the statins thro l certainly understand why, his diet does not seem to have helped, can anyone shed some light please.
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