DEAR DOCTOR K: I know lots of foods raise cholesterol levels. But are there any foods that lower cholesterol?
DEAR READER: Indeed there are. But before talking about them, it's worth saying a few words about foods that raise your cholesterol. Except for a very few people who inherit genes that cause them to have high cholesterol, most of us who have had a "cholesterol problem" (which includes me) do it to ourselves by the foods we eat.