I've just found you today. I saw my GP this morning who informed me of results from a recent routine blood test. My cholesterol has risen from just over 5 to over 8 in the last five years, however GP said that I did not meet the criteria for being prescribed statins. We reviewed my diet and whilst I see I do some things right, I can easily identify that I have room for improvement, and being overweight I am keen now to restart the brisk walks each day that I used to do. He said that wasn't enough and I should taking up jogging!
I'm 46, never smoked, mum died of diabetes/BP/odema/arthritis complications at 71 and dad, whilst still with us at 79, has serious heart and lung failure (the only male member of his family who didn't die of heart related illnesses before 50).
So any advice from you wise people on where to start would be most appreciated, because at the moment I'm very sad and confused.