I am 67 years old with my GFR's in the fifties and have been keeping my numbers steady for the last three years. My cholesterol numbers have not been good over those last 3 years being at 190 then 234 and now at 250. I pretty much follow my kidney diet with no red meat, processed foods, keep watch on my sodium, and avoid dairy when possible. My doctor wants to put me on a statin which I know is not good for the kidneys but I cannot seem to get my cholesterol numbers down so it may take more than diet alone. Is anyone else here in the same predicament and has it effected your kidney numbers? I am very scared to take the statin but cannot continue with my cholesterol numbers this high either.