As far as cholestoral goes, they keep changing the "facts" every few years. They tell you one thing, and then several years later they say they were wrong and to do something else. High cholestoral runs in my family as well. Nobody gets cancer here, they all end up dying from heart attacks. So I've done quite a bit of reading about it. I tend to subscribe to the newer school of thought that there is a reason that your body produces cholestoral. When the PH of your blood is very acidic, it eats away at the walls of your arteries. Your body produces cholestoral to repair the artery walls. In many people, the body overcompensates and the extra cholestoral ends up clogging your arteries. But the root of the problem is not the cholestoral, but the PH. Try to cut out very acidic things from your diet. I know you're probably thinking no more oranges, but actually that is not so bad. Soft drinks are what is really bad for you. I would start by never drinking anything that has the ingredients "high fructose corn syrup". Try drinking more water. Also, try cutting down on your heavy carbs such as Pasta and Potatoes -- your body quickly turns these items into sugar as soon as they are digested, and they also in turn lead to higher cholestoral. Try taking the "Omega 3" suplements, and also incorporating some non-fried seafood into your diet. If you like Sushi, that is perfect. If you are going to eat fast food, stay away from french fries -- these are perhaps one of the most unhealthy foods you can possibly eat. Instead get a side salad. You can actually get a somewhat decent meal at a McDonalds if you are careful what you order. And there are some fast food places that actually have decent food, such as Boston Market and Subway.