Myth About Cholesterol

The Great Cholesterol Myth

…statin therapy and the over-treating of cholesterol numbers instead of people—I jumped at the opportunity to spread this message even wider. Our new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth was just released. In fact, some of you may have caught my interview about the book on The 700 Club . The airing helped…

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Information About Eggs & Heart Health

…cardiologists. That’s because people had the notion that eggs contribute to the formation of LDL “bad” cholesterol—but that’s an unfounded myth. The truth is that eggs are an excellent protein-rich choice for breakfast, or any meal of the day for that matter. They’re also an excellent mood…

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New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

cholesterol testing has been able to single out this important type of cholesterol. I believe that both of these cholesterol blood tests will not only change how we treat cholesterol, but how we talk about cholesterol guidelines. It’s common to hear generalizations such as “LDL is bad cholesterol,…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…-day conference at the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition. I was on hand to present my take on another hot potato: the great cholesterol myth, but I stayed an extra day to attend the full symposium on the benefits of vitamins. What makes the issue so confusing is that the research on…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

cholesterol. So, if your triglycerides are 100 mg/dl, your HDL cholesterol should be 50 mg/dl. Anything under 3:5 is considered a good ratio, but I don’t like to see a blood lipids ratio that’s over 5:1. (Learn more about this ratio in my new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol

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New Statin Medication Guidelines May Double Use

…with this genetic variant who have extremely high cholesterol levels and live well into their 80s and 90s. It doesn't make sense to treat a high LDL number in the absence of this genetic situation. So this statement about treating LDL cholesterol over 190 has minimal validity. Statin Medication Guideline…

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The Best CoQ10 Supplement to Take

Years ago when I first learned about coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), few doctors had heard of it. Now, I couldn’t imagine practicing cardiology without it. That’s because CoQ10 is the “spark” that fuels energy production inside every single cell—including your heart, which is the biggest energy user…

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4 Foods for Depression

…in sulfur and magnesium, both good for your heart. Eat as many as six per week, and don’t worry about the notion that eggs contribute to the formation of LDL cholesterol. That’s an unfounded myth. 2. Include 4–5 oz. protein with every meal to stimulate steady production of tryptophan, a building…

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