This test could save your life. And your doctor may not order it for you.

Half of all heart attack patients have “normal” cholesterol. So why do they have heart attacks? Are we missing something with conventional cholesterol tests? 50% of heart attack patients have normal cholesterol. In a standard lipid panel, we test for HDL (the “good” cholesterol), LDL (the “bad” cholesterol), Triglycerides (fat) and Total Cholesterol. [...]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month-Special offer below

So let’s do a little educating, and we’ll keep it simple. Think of cholesterol as fat in your blood. (It really isn’t, but  the image is helpful—to me, anyway.) Your body needs it, but too much is bad as it builds up on the walls of your blood vessels and causes blockages which can cause [...]