Drug therapy with statins and other agents can result in dramatic lipidlowering effects. Despite the wealth of data supporting the beneficial effects of pharmacologic therapy on cardiovascular risk, patients often express a desire to accomplish similar goals with diet alone. And, except for patients with extreme cholesterol elevations, consensus panels all promote dietary therapy as an initial step in the treatment of hyperlipidemia. This review examines a variety of dietary strategies designed to lower lipid levels, including the American Heart Association diet, the Ornish diet, the Mediterranean diet, exercise, phytosterols, fiber, soy products, and fish oil. Significant benefits can be reaped from nonpharmacologic measures. Despite all of the positive research and trial data about statins and other pharmacologic interventions for treating elevated cholesterol, patients do not take these drugs. In my practice, patients, even those with very high lipids and known heart disease, ask if they could try to lower their cholesterol with diet alone. Or, if they have already started a statin, they want to stop it because of side effects or cost.
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By Genevra Pittman, Reuters Health. And the drop in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol, was big enough that dietary changes could be an alternative to statin medications for many people, they said. David Jenkins, from the University of Toronto. One in four adults age 45 and older in the U. Jenkins and his colleagues wanted to see how big an effect a diet based on the pillars of lower cholesterol could have on LDL numbers without statins. They randomly split Canadians with high cholesterol into three groups. One group got nutrition counseling promoting a low-saturated-fat diet for six months.