Hi, I just had results from blood test through from Gp. She says my cholesterol is 7.2 and I need to get into medication. Last year it was 4.8 and she says it must be genetic for it to have risen so quickly. She doesn't know i tried a high fat low low carb diet a few months ago and I personally think this is the reason for the jump. I'm at sea for another 2 weeks before will see doc again. 49 years old not overweight, normal Bp. I really don't fancy statins from what I have read. It doesn't run in family history. Mum has but she smoked all her days and lives on rich foods. Nobody in her family has history of it?
So should I try staying or insist on a chance to try to lower with diet changes etc.