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Lowering cholesterol without drugs...is it possible for my numbers?

I am a 74 years old woman. I exercise, am actively working part time,eating healthy. My recent blood work from an overnight fast was upsetting...total cholesterol 270, LDL 162, HDL 97, Triglycerides 61. My doctor wants to put me on a cholesterol lowering drug. I am very much against medications and would like to have any opinions on the risk I have or may be taking by not using drug therapy. Any alernative sugestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Eveyln
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It might help to see a dietician to make sure you are doing everything you can.  It might be possible to increase your fiber in the diet as well as plant stanols--which might lower your LDL.
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