I'm 37 and did not want to go on lipitor at this age. I have found a clinical nutritionist who put me on a strict diet along with about 8 different supplements. I've lost about 12 pounds and lowered my cholesterol from 380 to 270 in 8 wks. It's been easy too. If you want more info I'd be glad to share it with you. Yo Started at 192 and I'm at 180 pounds and the diet was not a program to lose weight, it was to lower cholesterol. I've done very little excercies, maybe walk about 20 minutese a day and started palying a little volleyball once a week.