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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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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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…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 number of myths still abound. One of them…

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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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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

…Your Exposure From Airport Security Scanners? Recently, when I was headed to the airport for a television shoot to promote my book The Great Cholesterol Myth, I did my usual side step at the security checkpoint in order to opt for the “pat down” instead of walking through the scanner. As I did,…

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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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