Do not take this information as personal medical advice. Do not change your diet if you are ill or on medication without the advice of a qualified health care provider (your physician, for example). More detailed information is found in The McDougall Program - 12 Days to Dynamic Health (Plume 1990) in your bookstore.
The medical businesses (doctors and drug companies) are focused on reducing these blood fat levels with medications, primarily statins (Lipitor, Zocor, Mevacor, etc.) – unfortunately, the real benefits in lives saved fall short of expectations. Well-informed patients will resolve elevated cholesterol and triglyceride values by dealing with the cause – a diet high in animal products and low in plant foods. Beginning with an average cholesterol of 220 mg/dl (5.79 IU), you can expect a 30 mg (1.1 IU) reduction in your cholesterol level in 2 weeks. The higher the initial cholesterol level, the greater the reduction experienced, on average. Triglyceride reductions can also be dramatic. Simple sugars, including fruit and juice must be limited or eliminated for best reductions in triglycerides.
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