Statistics shows that over 100 million American citizens suffer from high cholesterol levels. Levels that are over 200 mg/dL are reasons why people suffer heart attacks, strokes and have clogged arteries.

Fortunately, science is advancing and today there are tried and tested strategies incorporated in society. These strategies have seen many citizens lower their cholesterol levels thus taking down the risk of suffering from a heart attack significantly.

Just like anything else in society, the strategies work differently and deliver various results. Some are cheaper, easier, and some are complex. Below we review some of the best strategies;

Statins: Crestor statins, Zocor statins, and Lipitor statins drugs are proven to lower bad cholesterol LDL by 50%. Many researchers and doctors label statins as miracle drugs!

Niacin: Niacin is a B vitamin product that attacks and lowers high and harmful fats, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Niacin B vitamin increases good cholesterol “ HDL” levels. Medical practitioners advise patients to take the pill two-three times daily.

Dietary Fibre: The fiber is common in fruits, beans, and various foods. The fiber is responsible for reducing LDL levels by 5% if consumed regularly. A cheaper way to cut down cholesterol without having to overhaul your diet completely!

Exercises: A perfect and natural way to increase healthy cholesterol levels. If you’re prone to suffer from a heart attack, you can lower the risk by 25% when you begin an exercise regime. Besides, consistency in physical activity is a therapeutic aspect for your whole body.

Red Yeast Rice: A fungus based dietary supplement that flourishes in rice. The supplement has lovastatin levels, and it helps bring down cholesterol levels.

Bile Acid Sequestrants: Colestid, Questran, and Welchol drugs trick the body into producing more bile juice. The more bile produced, the more bad cholesterol is fought from the body. The dietary supplement lowers cholesterol by 15-20%.

Low-Fat Diet: A diet composed of foods such as fish and veggies as opposed to roasted red meat and french fries. A lean meat diet combined with vegetables lowers cholesterol levels by 20%.

Societies that consume a lean meat diet combined with veggies register minimal stroke and heart attack levels. Countries such as Japan and the Caribbean islands.

Lovaza: A prescription drug with a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids. These are acids that bring down triglycerides.

Fibrates: Gemfibrozil and Fenofibrate drugs capable of bringing down triglycerides by 25-50%. They also raise HDL levels by 10-35%.

Zetia: A drug that acts by preventing cholesterol absorption in the intestines. The drug helps lower cholesterol by 20%.

Author's Bio: 

Knowell Ladner is an internet marketer and works in Health Care Industry for 15 years. Im a writer by day and a reader by night. Taking care of myself is my top priority and I have cured my own health problems with the use of the right Medication and I have helped and advice many others concerning their health issues with objectives through positive attitude.