Yes it appears to be possible by diet alone - without special pills. Last January, I lowered my LDL result from 198 to 85 mg/dl in a 28 day period (Total cholesterol dropped from 294 to 156). Instead of eating mostly fast food items such as baconators, big macs and pizza, I subsisted on a daily lunch of oatmeal and an evening meal of foods with little or no saturated fat.
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