Hi, l am new to this group and look forward to learning more and sharing my experience of high cholesterol. My high cholesterol was initially detected following a routine blood test. It was 7.34 with low HDL. This really frightened me into taking control of my diet and introducing some daily walking. A few years later l was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and learnt there is a correlation between the two. Any advice on how to raise my HDL would be much appreciated. My diet l consider healthy. I am a vegetarian, don't drink or smoke and the majority of my lifestyle complies with what is considered necessary for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance, but it doesn't. Not sure what else I can do. My mother and maternal grandmother died from strokes so I have obvious concerns of the same demise. I am currently trying Benecol for 6 weeks and then bloods being repeated. Confused l am 😐
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