“I think genetics is more important than lifestyle.”
High cholesterol runs on both sides of my family. I can control mine somewhat, but I’ve accepted the fact that no matter what I do, I will never have normal cholesterol. I doubt too many people with a similar family history will either.
I’m adopted and thus have no family history, but I know that at 100 lbs lighter I got off three meds, and my quality of life (maybe the biggest bonus of all) is far and away better. I’m 47 and have to keep up with a toddler as I became an old first time dad last year. I no longer have high BP or type 2 diabetes.