I've been told it's a big myth cholesterol causes heart attacks but I can't see that's true as my uncle at 51, slim and non smoker had a massive heart attack due to high cholesterol. His level was about 7. My levels were tested a year ago. My hdl was 1.6, ldl 3.4 and triglycerides were 3.0. Total 6.9. I hadn't fasted and blood taken at 1pm after 2 meals that day. Gp said at 37, non smoker and slim i was not at risk and to follow and low fat diet. He's not tested me since.
I worry because a low fat diet has not agreed with me. I swear it's causing anxiety and low mood as my fatigue is 30-40g a day max. I was afraid to eat any dairy which a aging caused issues. I need to eat eggs and some fat again but am afraid to if it will increase my cholesterol but am I worrying over nothing?