My recent cholesterol screening has me worried as this is the first time I have had high cholesterol. My total cholesterol is 249...triglycerides are 207...HDL is 49...LDL is 159 and Chol/HDL ratio is 5.1...I have always been partial to a vegetarian/vegan diet. Since my results I have gone to a vegan diet. Also, I have typically been an active person most of my life...although I work in an office setting which is sitting most of the day. One last thing is I am post menopause. I have read that high cholesterol is common for post menopausal women. Are these screening results high enough that I should take medication in addition to my vegan diet and daily exercise (30 - 45 min per day)?View Thread
Thank you for the feedback...and I am aware of what the vegan diet consists of...what do you use as opposed to oil when cooking? I have cut back on the use of oil but even most vegan recipes call for it's use. Congrats on lowering your cholesterol to 142...that would be my goal.View Thread
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