No offense, but where in the world do some of you guys get the idea that high LDL is irrelevant if it's mostly pattern A? I'm not trying to upset anyone or be a jerk, but that's simply not supported by the greater weight of the credible evidence.
Taking niacin will usually decrease LDL.
Start with 500 mg a day for a few days and slowly increase by 500 mg until you are taking up to 5,000 mg per day. Stay at 5,000 mg per day for a week or two/three. Have your LDL checked again, and it should lower.
If 500 mg per day gives you a flush, back off a bit; then slowly increase again.
I have done this a few times and it ALWAYS lowers my LDL.
turmeric might help
Worry about particle size not just LDL in general. If you have the bad kind(B) then do something, eating more saturated fat may help. I recommend this video: http://chriskresser.com/i-have-high-cholesterol-and-i-dont-care
Statins will hammer LDL down but it's hard to say whether the benefit outweighs the risk. In my experience lowering butter consumption helps lower LDL. Eating more fiber did nothing for me at all - LDL went up instead of down.
I just used the Framingham model (google it) to predict my cardiovascular risk in response to cholesterol. If I were to lower my TC from 220 to 200 at constant HDL, I don't have any reduction in CV risk. So reducing my LDL by 20 points is not going to reduce my risk. On the other hand a similar change in HDL has a large effect on risk.
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