THe last time I had my bood work done, my cholesterol was 204. My HDL (good one) was 90!!! If this number is 59+, it is good. My ratio of good to bad was great. This was the year my mom died and I was eating lots of comfort foods like Haagen Dazs. I attribute this to my B vitamins and other supplements. Naicin is good to lower cholesterol as well as chromium picolinate, garlic, vitamin C. I did not go out of my way to do this and was surprised when the results were this good. There are many other supplements that do this. I am amazed when doctors recommend an unnatural pharmaceutical to solve this problem when there are so many other alternatives. I am proof that it works. Let me know if I can be of any help.