My n=1 experience....The blood donation center I recently began going to gives a total cholesterol count which I realize is pretty useless, but between my first and second donations (roughly 60 days) my total dropped by 61 points. During that time I changed my diet to more of a mediterannean primal / paleo template. I think that had a lot to do with it. I was pleased with the change, but need to retest using the NMR to learn my LDLP.