What You Need To Know About Cholesterol Testing And Reducing Risk For Heart Disease

For years well-meaning doctors, echoed by the media, have emphasized what they have long believed is the intimate link between cholesterol and death by heart disease. If only it were so simple!

You may hope that if you monitor your cholesterol levels and avoid the foods that are purported to raise cholesterol, you’ll be safe from America’s number-one killer. The truth is much more complex. Cholesterol is only one factor among many—and it’s not even the most important one—that contribute to your risk of getting heart disease.

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I talk about why standard cholesterol testing is outdated and why cholesterol may not be the cause of heart disease.

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