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IS CHOLESTEROL CAUSING HEART ATTACKS OR IS IT SOMETHING ELSE?

BY: MICHAEL LEWIS, MD, ABFM

FACT:  71 million Americans have high cholesterol levels
FACT:  The number of people needed to treat to prevent 1 heart attack using a Statin medication (Lipitor, Zocor etc) is 60.
FACT:  Only 1 out of every 3 adults with high LDL cholesterol has the condition under control
FACT:  High cholesterol has no symptoms so many people don’t know that their cholesterol is too high.
FACT:  People with high cholesterol have about twice the risk of heart disease as people with lower levels
FACT:  MORE THAN 50% of people who suffered a heart attack had normal cholesterol levels at the time of their hospitalization
FACT:  Cholesterol isn’t the entire story when it comes to heart attacks…read on.

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Hypertension (High Blood pressure)

By: Michael R. Lewis, MD

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Heart disease is still the #1 killer of men over 50.  At 40 years old and above, it’s time to stop thinking you are invincible and pay attention to yourself (and your doctor – if you see him or her.)  Hypertension doesn’t only contribute to heart attacks but can cause kidney damage, eye problems and strokes.  To minimize your risk of hypertension, lose that gut!  It’s true, losing Continue reading Hypertension (High Blood pressure)

Hyperlipidemia “High Cholesterol”

BY: MICHAEL LEWIS, MD

Cholesterol causes aren’t what we thought. And it’s more than just a total cholesterol count of 200 or less.  It’s also more than our LDLs (low density lipoproteins) too – even though they can be as sticky to your arteries as gum stuck to the soles of your shoes on a hot day!   Times are changing and so is the research. There’s newer research putting emphasis on particle size! Not how much it is, but Continue reading Hyperlipidemia “High Cholesterol”