I am 25 years old, 160lbs. I have genetic hyperlipidimia. My total choleterol was 207 in January, I have low blood pressure. I exercise regularly, but I smoke.My father died at 48 and I want to keep that from happening to me. I have my cholesterol checked every 6 mos. I have been on lipitor, zocor,niaspan. Liptor yeilded the best results, but had I had an upset stomach and loss of appetite constantly. I was miserable! I am looking for any suggestions to further lower my cholesterol through diet. Someone suggested the Atkins Diet but I was unsure?? Please help! Thanks in advance.