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Newbie, requires advice on lowering cholesterol

Hi all, 1st time using any sort of forum...go me.

Recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and managed to get that under control but now put weight back on due the fat content in all the sugar free biscuits etc and eating lots of healthy(ish) crisps.

Just got blood results back now have to see g.p about high cholesterol 6.1 was 5.4 .

Really want to avoid medication of any kind so head down, mouth more closed n knees going like the clappers.....any more advise from any of you would be great.thanks.

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Hi and welcome, Ukey :)

We had a similar post recently and this

The problem isn't the fat, it's the carbohydrates you're consuming. There's plenty of information on the internet and I suggest you do your own research.

Follow this link to our chat thread and a list of all the activities we run. We've found active participation to be key to success, especially with our weigh-ins and Daily Diary.

To make navigating the forum easier, we've put all the information you'll need in a newbie pack and here's the link

Please take the time to read it carefully, so that you're able to enjoy everything that we have on offer.

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Wishing you all the best :)

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Go you ! Would you like to join our weigh in? Here's the link, I hope to see you there! :-) x


Ask Dr if you can see dietician, and also if that's your overall count as 2 types of cholesterol and one worse than other and it depends on what that is


That's great advice.i have been doing reading on it but alas can be quite confusing but will ask for breakdown. Thanks.


It can be, it is a rise from last time but the test looks at last 3 months so breakdown more important


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