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Following a formal diagnosis of high cholesterol, you should take steps to lower high levels – diet and exercise hold the key.

There are several foods which are not just part of a healthy diet, they can actively help to lower your cholesterol too.

Cutting down on saturated fat and replacing some of it with unsaturated fat is a great way to lower your cholesterol, says cholesterol charity Heart UK.

Saturated fat is the kind of fat found in butter, lard, ghee, fatty meats and cheese.