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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…-reactive protein (CRP), which is a measure of inflammation, puts you at twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related problems as those with high cholesterol. Your doctor can order a CRP blood test, and while results may vary by lab you generally want a CRP reading below one. * Driving Your LDL Cholesterol…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

high cholesterol do not have heart disease. * Recent studies suggest statin drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. Dr. Bowden and I agree that while Big Pharmacies are busy raking in over $31 billion annually by selling high-cholesterol

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…myths—that high cholesterol is harmful. We know our bodies have many forms of cholesterol, some harmful and some not. Plus, manufacturers have created drugs to lower some components of cholesterol and to raise others. Despite the great strides we’ve made in educating ourselves about high cholesterol, a huge…

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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…for healthy men and women who have high cholesterol levels but no history of heart disease, coronary events, or high coronary calcium scores (greater than 200). In my opinion, physicians who treat patients with statin medications on the basis of high cholesterol levels alone (without a history of coronary…

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