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Cholesterol? Fuhgeddaboudit!

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Learn why your cholesterol is actually a pretty poor indicator of cardiovascular disease.
Air Date: 12/16/16
Duration: 26:50
Guest Bio: Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
Jonny-BowdenJonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, also known as “The Nutrition Myth Buster” ™ is a nationally known board-certified nutritionist and expert on diet and weight loss. He has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on nutrition has contributed to articles in the New York Times, Forbes, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Men’s Heath, Prevention, and dozens of other print and online publications.

Dr. Jonny is the best-selling author of 15 books including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb (now in its fourth edition), and is the co-author, with cardiologist Stephen Sinatra, of the controversial best-seller, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin-Free Plan that Will. His latest book, Smart Fat: Eat More Fat, Lose More Weight, Get Healthy Now! (written with PBS star Steven Masley, MD), was published by Harper Collins in January 2016.
  • Book Title: The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan that Will
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.JonnyBowdenPhDCNS/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @jonnybowden
Cholesterol? Fuhgeddaboudit!
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!
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