Which lifestyle interventions effectively lower LDL cholesterol?
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Counseling, weight loss, exercise, and drinking alcohol all effectively lower low- density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Specifically, one to 2 daily drinks of alcohol lowers L DL-C, if consumed regularly for more than 4 weeks (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on consistent results of multiple randomized controlled trials [RCTs]).
Journal of Family Practice, 56(6) 2007: 483+.