"What You Should Know If You Have High Cholesterol"

cholesterol heart disease Nov 04, 2018

Cholesterol is a natural substance produced in the liver and found in every cell of the body.  

 It has important natural functions for digesting foods, producing hormones, and making Vitamin D. 

 There are two types of cholesterol;

  1. LDL (low-density lipoproteins) also referred to as bad cholesterol that becomes part of plaque build-up along with fat and calcium in the artery.
  2. HDL (high-density lipoproteins) known as good cholesterol because it cleans up the bad cholesterol.

The causes of high cholesterol can be caused by genetics (familial hypercholesterolemia less than ½% and dietary patterns.

If you have high cholesterol there is a good chance your doctor gave you a prescription for a cholesterol-lowering medication called a statin.

Stains are prescribed on the premise of a 34% risk reduction of a heart attack or stroke.

34% sounds like a reasonable risk reduction, right?

Not so fast…

This risk reduction touted by doctors and drug...

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