Alternative answers to hyperlipidaemia
Reducing saturated fatty acid intake to less than 7% of energy and cholesterol intake to less than 200mg per day reduces LDL-C by 9% to 12%. In conjunction with a 3–6kg weight loss, LDL-C can be reduced by 16% if necessary. Also exercise, added soluble fibre (e.g. β-glucan, pectin, guar gum, glucomannan and psyllium) and phytosterols (e.g. stanols and sterols) play a role.
Vitamin B3 (niacin or nicotinic acid) has long been valued as playing a role in lowering LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels and raising HDL