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Last year, I was pleasantly surprised when I got my new primary care physician to admit the standard cholesterol test administered at annual checkups isn’t an accurate indicator of heart disease risk, and that said test doesn’t differentiate between the healthy and the dangerous varieties of LDL cholesterol (that’s right, not all LDL cholesterol is “bad”).
And yet, somehow this is the test most doctors (including my then-doctor) reference to decide whether they should recommend and prescribe statins.
Of course, doctors and lab tests should play a vital role in everyone’s integrative healthcare programming. However, when it comes to cholesterol, confusion and misinformation clearly abound.
In order to help you make informed decisions about your health, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of ten surprising things you need to know about cholesterol (including heart disease risk, diet, and statins), beginning with a simple answer to the most fundamental question: What is cholesterol?
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