Why Indians are more vulnerable to heart attacks how coffee, tea and smoking affect cholesterol fibre in your food: how it helps reduce cholesterol heart disease due to high blood cholesterol  is both avoidable and curable. In almost all cases high blood cholesterol can be controlled and reserved through changes in lifestyle, diet and regular exercise: only a few require medication or surgery. The author recommends a range of practical tips for choosing the right foods, suggests do’s and don’ts and explains the how and the why of a low cholesterol lifestyle for a life time of active health.