Dr Oz: HDL Vs LDL Cholesterol & The Great Cholesterol Myth Review

Dr Oz: Cholesterol Myths

What do you know about cholesterol? You may want to check out what Dr Oz’s guests are saying before you make up your mind. Dr Stephen Sinatra and Dr Jonny Bowden are the authors of a controversial new book and they say that everything we know about cholesterol and health is wrong. What is The Great Cholesterol Myth? Does it matter if you are talking about HDL vs LDL cholesterol?

Dr Oz: The Great Cholesterol Myth Review

Dr Oz: HDL Vs LDL Cholesterol & The Great Cholesterol Myth Review

Dr Oz talked with two experts whose new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth, explains why cholesterol may not cause heart disease and exposes treatment risks.

Most people believe that cholesterol is the cause of heart disease, because that is what we have been told by doctors over the years. But in their new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth, Dr Bowden and Dr Sinatra say that this is incorrect.

Even though this is what doctors are being taught in medical school, cholesterol does not cause heart disease, according to this book. Dr Bowden said the focus on cholesterol takes our attention away from more important health concerns.

Dr Oz: Cholesterol Heart Attack Risk

The two sat with Doctor Oz to dispel what they say are some common cholesterol mistakes. First up is the idea that Cholesterol causes heart attacks. I know I have heard this before.

Dr Oz said he was taught this is true when he was in school. He asked the men to explain their thinking on this. Dr Sinatra said that cholesterol is not an accurate predictor of a heart attack. Not all patients with high cholesterol have heart disease, and not all heart disease patients have high cholesterol.

The real function of cholesterol in the body may have to do with cell and brain health. A new study out of Europe found that high cholesterol is tied to longevity, according to Dr Sinatra.

Dr Oz: HDL vs LDL Cholesterol

What about the ideas that there are good and bad cholesterol? Dr Oz explained the two different types for his audience. Now you can learn the difference and know more about cholesterol.

Dr Oz: HDL Cholesterol

Dr Oz said that HDL cholesterol, sometimes called “healthy” cholesterol, goes through the body’s arteries with a protective coating, preventing any damage along the way. It is encased in its own covering that keeps us safe, and this type of cholesterol isn’t believed to pose any health risks.

Dr Oz: LDL Cholesterol

On the other hand, LDL cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol, is more flimsy and can definitely do some damage as it travels through the body. It can leave plaque behind and create unhealthy buildup that can escalate into other health problems.

Dr Oz: Sugar Causes Plaque?

Dr Oz said that knowing what cholesterol is and what it means are important. But he said that the way it moves through our bodies is the most important part.

His guests, Dr Sinatra and Dr Bowden, totally disagreed with him, saying that cholesterol has no effect on heart disease. Instead, they point to sugar as a big source of arterial plaque, particularly in overweight patients.

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Pat Howard is a writer and editor in Los Angeles. He was born with a remote control in his hand, and is grateful to finally have a haven at Recapo for his pathological love of daytime television.

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1 Comment

  • Charles Ivey

    The whole Boomer Generation is supposed to roll over
    and believe that all of this hokey stuff is true
    after being poisoned from birth? Legal Arsenic in
    Food Animals started in 1944 and after lying to us
    for sixty-eight years we’re supposed to believe
    Alpharma has found something besides Arsenic to
    use just on their say so! Monensin is probably
    exactly the same as Roxarsone or 3 Nitro! Arsenic
    for Food Animals is still legal for Food Animals
    in this country! There has been no change of the
    rules by the law making authorities in this
    country. It’s just business as usual and America
    is still two-thirds overweight because of the
    growth promoter Arsenic in our food! America, fast
    on it’s way to becoming Bangladesh! Don’t believe
    it? Google “Arsenic in Chicken”, “Arsenic in Food”,
    and “Arsenic in Water”! If you eat a known human
    carcinogen and POISON do you think you will get
    Cancer? I think it’s a No Brainer! Truth be known
    that last statement was probably a literal one?
    No Brainer because it is known to cause
    Alzheimer’s too! The E.U. Stopped using it in
    1988 and came back and BANNED it in 1999! Why is
    it still legal here? Why do all lawmaking
    authorities skirt this issue? Why does it take sixty-eight years to find out somebody made a big,
    big, big mistake?

     
 

 

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