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All About Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki present everything you need to know about cholesterol. What it is, what the fractions mean, what they predict, and what we can do to deal with elevated levels. Statins, how they work, what they do, and their side effects are reviewed. The role of inflammation, oxidized cholesterol, and why it should not be lowered too much are explained....

Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Cholesterol is related to but not the direct cause of arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and strokes. We cannot live without cholesterol, we must have it to make cell membranes, vitamin D, many hormones, and bile salts. Yet it is related to heart disease. In general, the higher the cholesterol the worse the risk for heart disease. But it is not the total that is...

Cholesterol Confusion with Len Saputo, MD

submitted by: admin on 08/14/2017
  Cholesterol is related to but not the direct cause of arteriosclerosis, heart disease, or strokes. We cannot live without cholesterol; we must have it to make cell membranes, vitamin D, many hormones, many neurotransmitters, and bile salts. Yet it is related to heart disease. In general, the higher the cholesterol the worse the risk for heart disease....

Eggs, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Cholesterol is needed by the body to make bile salts for digestion, vitamin D, hormones, neurotransmitters, and cell membranes. The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL provides a metric for the development cholesterol plaque. Lowering cholesterol with drugs may have value for some situations, but it can be lowered too much and create other serious problems.        

The Cholesterol Myth with Lani Simpson, DC

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2019
When should cholesterol be treated? Cholesterol is essential for life. We must have it to make vitamin D, most hormones, cell membranes and coenzyme Q10. The fractions of cholesterol are important in predicting arteriosclerosis.