My father-in-law, who's in his 60's, was diagnosed with high cholesterol. He likes being active: working, gardening, playing poker, walking the dogs. He did not want to have any problems that would slow him down.
His doctor suggested that he make some dietary adjustments before trying meds. He spent a few weeks taking 2 tablespoons a day of apple cider vinegar, along with a high quality fish oil and flax seed oil capsule a day. Lo and behold! He now has completely normal cholesterol!