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    Lowering Cholesterol without drugs
    DJQuilter posted:
    My Cholesterol has always been high. At my last check up, my
    Triglycerides were 435. I have tried so many of the cholesterol drugs,
    but always get bad side effects from them. My doctor prescribed
    niacin in high doses this last time and I got bad side effects from that
    also. I came to the conclusion that I had to try and lower my
    cholesterol on my own with diet and exercise. Hopefully, I will be
    successful. Your post was very helpful. Any more suggestions would
    be greatly appreciated.
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi DJQuilter,

    Diet and exercise is a great strategy! Here are some resources to get you started. Be sure to explore the Cholesterol Management Health Center for more great information:

    Simple Steps to Lower Cholesterol

    Exercise for a healthy heart: How to get started

    Best of luck to you - hopefully you will get good side effects from diet and exercise - like feeling better and getting better cholesterol numbers!

    An_244987 responded:
    I cannot take cholesterol medicines either because they all give me leg cramps. Reading in a magazine about Benecol. Am now taking this- they have Benecol chews which you can buy online at The chews have helped my cholesterol and I would recommend them

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