Anybody give me any tips on how to reduce high cholestrol by diet only - have been prescibed Simvastatin but after having read the possible side effects I'm not sure I want to tale them! Type 2, controlling bs (7.4) by diet only but now told cholesterol levels ( HDL1.6, LFL 4.9) too high. Diagnosed March 08, have lost 20kg but seem to be static now. Any help, advise and tips would be welcome. :?