‘Impressive’: Woman, 55, reduces high cholesterol levels more than 20% through diet alone – Express

Sterols and stanols are naturally found in a range of plant sources including vegetable oils, grain products such as breads and cereals, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables.

They have a similar chemical structure to cholesterol and are thought to decrease the absorption of cholesterol in our intestine.

After two months’ follow up, the patient’s LDL cholesterol levels had dropped by 22 percent.

“Despite impressive results via dietary intervention, the patient was still not reaching their lipid target, so combining statin therapy with her new dietary habits was considered,” the case report states.