December 16, 2016•26 min
Learn why your cholesterol is actually a pretty poor indicator of cardiovascular disease.For decades, we’ve been told that an unhealthy cholesterol profile is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease. Turns out, your cholesterol is actually a pretty poor indicator of cardiovascular disease. In fact, a study by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that 75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, based on current national cholesterol guidelines. What’s going on here? To answer that question, Jonny Bowden, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth, joins Dr. Jeff to discuss the real reason behind the cholesterol recommendation. Plus, he offers up some smart heart strategies to truly lower your risk and tells you why eggs are back on the menu!