June 2002 Issue
Leaving Cholesterol In The Dust: New Ways To Predict Heart Disease
Here’s a stunner: Half of all heart attacks happen to people with normal blood cholesterol levels. We’ve been taught to think cholesterol = heart attack, but it turns out that’s just the half of it. While a lipid profile provides vital information—total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and triglycerides—it doesn’t accurately predict heart disease risk for everyone. Although doctors still focus primarily on lowering LDL levels, additional diagnostic blood markers have
To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.
Subscribe to Environmental Nutrition
Get the next year of Environmental Nutrition for just $20. And access all of our online content - how to fight heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and dozens of other diseases - free of charge.
Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.
Subscriber Log In
Forgot your password? Click Here.