Mid fifties with no evidence of heart disease. I'm in great shape but father died of heart problems in 70's and grandfathers in their forties and fifties. I WAS on a Statin - Provochol - and Total Cholesterol was about 175, with LDL of 100, HDL of 57 and Triglycerides of about 73.
I went off the Statin and now, two months later, Totoal Cholesterol is up to about 196, LDL at 123, Triglycerides at 84 and HDL at 56.
I was hoping lifestyle changes would be enough but apparently not. The question is are these results significant enough to go back on the Statin to prevent Heart Disease?