- Q Is it good for doctors to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineAll of the physicians I know are motivated primarily by the desire to be useful, not just to make money. But the influence of drug companies is so pervasive that, from the first day of medical school, it affects and in many ways determines how medicine... Full Answer
- Q What foods should I eat if I have high cholesterol?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyIf you have high cholesterol, eat more shiitake mushrooms; get lots of soluble fiber in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables like carrots and broccoli. Snack on a handful of unsalted, unsweetened nuts, like pecans, walnuts, almonds, each... Full Answer
- Q What is high cholesterol?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyBlood cholesterol is a substance created and used by our bodies. There’s the bad type, LDL, which has a nasty but deserved reputation of clogging arteries and increasing the risk for heart attacks. On the other hand, there's good cholesterol,... Full Answer
- Q Is high cholesterol serious?
Dawn Shepard - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessYes, high cholesterol is serious. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and coronary artery disease is the number cause of heart disease.More doctors are beginning to test a part of the LDL (bad cholesterol) called... Full Answer