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Tracey Ball

“If after another six months I am not gaining any ground I will have to give in to statins... but I have been wilful since birth and am determined to beat this without them.”

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Tracey Ball, North Herefordshire

After a cholesterol test, due to her father having high cholesterol levels, Tracey found her levels to be very high at 9.3.

However, within four months, thanks to HEART UK’s advice and Tracey’s own dedication to lifestyle and dietary changes, she managed to reduce this to 7.9, and is determined to reduce it further.

“If after another six months I am not gaining any ground I will have to give in to statins... but I have been wilful since birth and am determined to beat this without them. I witnessed my father on them, and I do believe they seriously debilitated him”

Tracey is determined to fight her high levels of cholesterol with plant sterols, reducing the saturated fat in her diet, and making a significant increase in cardio-vascular exercise.

“Linda Main from HEART UK was kind, helpful and most informative. I think people need to understand that ‘lifestyle changes’ have to be significant for them to have an effect. HEART UK is doing a great job at this.” Tracey Ball, North Herefordshire