This article on dieting suggests that the Intermittent Fasting Diet 'has been proven by the Horizon TV programme to reduce weight...and to bring down cholesterol levels'. I could not resist a comment:
Lowering cholesterol levels is one thing and keeping the level down is another. The Horizon reporter may have reduced the cholesterol level through Intermittent Fasting but I doubt that many doctors working with patients would recommend this as the way forward. Keeping your cholesterol level down (if yours has a tendency to be raised) requires a sustained effort to eat a low fat diet and to exercise regularly. I have recently completed such a programme myself.