My high cholesterol levels were picked up in my 20’s
My diet was incredibly clean, drank little alcohol, exercised 5 times a week and raced 3 out of every 4 weekends.
At the time I had no risk factors, didn’t smoke and never have being one of the big ones. So we decided just to monitor me.
I actually marginally increased my unsaturated fat intake as I was eating almost zero fat and my levels dropped slightly.
Over the years my cholesterol crept up, diet and exercise weren’t as good and my Mum developed high blood pressure, another risk factor.
So in discussion with the doc I opted to go onto a minimal statin dosage.
I don’t suffer from any muscle aches and I am supposed to have annual blood tests (note to self I’m overdue testing) to check not only my cholesterol levels but also my liver function as one of the side effects.
So far so good