Hi imironman. In short: Yes and sort of. For starters, you can take dietary steps to lower your cholesterol. Cutting back on red meat and dairy products while increasing the amount of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and beans you eat, may help you lower your cholesterol. For many, these changes alone may eliminate the need for cholesterol-lowering medication entirely. If you are overweight, losing even a small amount of weight (5-10 pounds) can lower your cholesterol dramatically if paired with a good diet and exercise.
In extreme cases, weight loss surgery may help lower cholesterol. Though the procedure itself will not "remove" the cholesterol, it will reduce weight, which can aid in lowering cholesterol levels. And, of course, proper activity and diet after a surgery like this is key to keeping cholesterol in a healthy range.
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The best way to lower your cholesterol is to eliminate it from your diet. This means, no meat, no chicken, no cheese, no eggs, no animal products. If you eat a diet sans cholesterol (and you do some exercise), you should see improvements within a relatively short period of time (faster than you would probably recover from a surgery).