I think Ally will agree It is highly recommended by the medical community if you have a genetic predisposition for hypercholesterolemia. You should adhere to a strict protocol to reduce the risks.
I believe with both parents having the disorder, that would indicate 100% that you have the defective gene.
Yes your Doctor should put you on Statins to reduce your Cholesterol. With Hypercholesterolemia, It is unlikely you will get them down sufficiently through diet alone.
I was diagnosed with Familial hyper***** and 40mg of statins a day has done amazing wonders.
My brother and I both have this and it is totally under control with meds for both of us. My triglycerides were over 2100 before I started taking Tricor. My brother takes Tricor and Lovastatin. Both of us now have normal readings. Take care, Ally