High cholesterol: The common drink which researchers say may ‘significantly’ lower levels

The Mayo Clinic says soluble fibre can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. It notes that soluble fibre is found in such foods as oatmeal, kidney beans, Brussels sprouts, apples and pears.

The organisation also says whey protein, which is found in dairy products, may account for many of the health benefits attributed to dairy.

“Studies have shown that whey protein given as a supplement lowers both LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol as well as blood pressure,” it states.

It also says exercise can improve cholesterol. Indeed, moderate physical activity can help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol.