My digestive system just won't cope with medication. My cholesterol is 7.5 and mostly the bad sort. The practice nurse says it is genetic and all I can do is eat lots of oily fish to build up the good cholesterol. I tried the fasting diet ( 500 calories 2 days a week). I only managed one day and don't feel I can do this. Has anyone tried this diet to reduce cholesterol? It is promoted as the answer to long life and good health but I am not sure.