I am fairly fit! Always watched my diet as I have dairy intolerances, so am careful what I eat.
I had a blood test a couple of years ago and found out I had very high Cholesterol, it was nearly 10. I was shocked and could not believe it. Also my doctor said as he knows me he was surprised too.
I had to take Statins as he said it was hereditary. I started on the statins but started getting pains in my leg after a few months taking them, so I stopped, I told my GP about it and he did tests to see if it had affected my muscles but no I was ok, so I started taking them again but a lower dose. After a few months again was getting pain so I stopped them regardless of anything. After 3 months I went for a check, but also had stopped smoking cigarettes, anyway when my results came back I was gob smacked! It was 5.6 this was great I couldn't believe it, I was over the moon... Well sorry to go on but I think the Stopping smoking has helped lower mine "Proven" Cath x