Archive for February, 2009

What Your Cholesterol Level Doesn’t Tell You

Posted on 24. Feb, 2009 by import in Heart Disease, Men's Health, Women's Health, Youthful Aging

Cholesterol is a poor predictor of heart attack risk

Most heart attacks occur in people who have “normal” cholesterol.  Using cholesterol as the predictor of a future heart attack is not even as good as flipping a coin.
Data from the landmark Framingham Heart Study revealed that the distribution of cholesterol levels among individuals that had a heart attack and those that did not essentially mirrored each other.  While cholesterol is involved to some degree in the development of arterial plaque, it alone is not the problem. Read the rest of this entry »

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