Shared cholesterol info with 50-year old son and the harm of statin drugs–he chose to go off statin and recent blood test shows over 500 cholesterol and triglycerides. He went back on statin. I had never heard of over 500. What can he do? He has a very poor diet to begin with and he’s working on that…I’m fearful for him.
A cholesterol level that high is unusual and almost always is inherited from one of the parents.
Do you know what his cholesterol was before he first started on a statin?
I would suggest that he has his thyroid checked since the thyroid controls cholesterol metabolism.
I certainly share your concern about statin drugs.
There are alternatives to using them, such as niacin.
Does he have a white ring around the colored part of his eye (the iris)?
In the meantime he does need to be on antioxidants to prevent his cholesterol from oxidizing.