About a year ago, my husband went to get his heath assesment for work. One of the things they tested was his cholesterol, his measured at 271. They told him to go on a low fat diet and sent him home. We had it confirmed at the doctors office. He asked me what I thought about going low fat. I asked him to try low carb first and see what happens. It wouldn't be as strict as my starch-free diet but I was hoping it would be enough to lower his cholesterol a little. A month ago, he had his cholesterol rechecked. It was at 164. His good cholesterol is up, bad cholesterol is down. We are now adding more fat to his diet to help bring up the good cholesterol even more.