A doctor wanted to put me on statins about 3 years ago. I said no, my liver enzymes
had been elevated in the past and
I did not want to go on them. Plus I hate taking pills. I said let me try to lower it by diet first. He sad, "Okay, but diet change won't work." Frankly, I am not sure where he got that idea. He was young, so maybe the was too young to remember when people did modify their diets and drop their cholesterol.