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I am sensitive to statin medications, but dr. wants me to take medication. My total cholesterol number is 336.

Posted by sassy1

HDL is 55, LDL is 193 and triglycerides are above 200.  Am I doomed to taking a statin medication?  I am overweight and my mother had a heart attack after age 70.  Is it possible to lower my numbers with diet and exercise?  My dr. said other alternatives are available, but do not work as well as statins.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  I am 40 yrs. old with low risk factors.
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