By – Dana
One of the most common questions we get in our Facebook group is “What about your cholesterol?!” So many doctors are behind the times and still don’t understand cholesterol and lipid profiles. High total cholesterol means nothing and is not an indication of anything. It is the triglyceride number of your cholesterol panel that is the most important. High triglycerides is an indication of heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
Since there is already so much written on this topic I will provide the links to these articles, rather than attempt to explain it all myself.
Here is a simple explanation from the Mayo Clinic about Triglycerides, what your numbers should be and what triglycerides are.
For those of you who like science, Peter Attia MD wrote an in depth series on cholesterol, what it is, how it works and why it’s good for us.
Here is a great summary of the book, The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy that Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease.
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