|Factor||Aim||LDL cholesterol drop|
|Saturated fat||Limit the intake of saturated fat to less than 7 % of the calorie intake||8 – 10 %|
|Cholesterol intake from food||Limit cholesterol intake to less than 200 mg/day||3 – 5 %|
|Weight||Loose 5 kg weight in case of overweight||5 – 8 %|
|Dietary fibres||Extra intake of 5 to 10 g/day||3 - 5 %|
|Plant sterols||Extra intake with meals of 2 g/day||5 - 15 %|
|Total drop LDL cholesterol||20 - 30 %|
Please note that an LDL cholesterol drop of 20 to 30 % through therapeutic life style changes can be compared with the cholesterol drop using cholesterol reducing medication.
Of course age, gender and family history are things we cannot influence.