But are you aware of the confusion misinformation on cholesterol can present? Cut through the confusion and hype, avoid unnecessary drugs and prevent heart disease naturally.
- Have you been diagnosed with “high cholesterol”?
- Are you wondering whether you should take the statin your doctor prescribed?
- Are you wondering what tests you should get to determine your risk of heart disease?
- Has your cholesterol shot up after starting a low-carb or Paleo/Primal diet?
- Are you looking for ways to prevent heart disease naturally, without drugs
As a clinician that consults with patients around the world, and the creator of a popular health-related blog (chriskresser.com) and radio show (Revolution Health Radio), Chris Kresser gets a lot of questions about cholesterol. It’s no wonder people are confused: there’s so much conflicting information out there, and a lot of it is wrong.
The discussion of cholesterol and its role in heart disease has become polarized over the past decade. On the one hand you have the “cholesterol believers,” who claim that cholesterol is an evil nutrient that causes heart disease and we should get it as low as we possibly can. On the other you have the “cholesterol skeptics” who claim that cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease, and we shouldn’t even bother measuring it. So who’s right?
As is often the case with polarized issues, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. The understanding of what causes heart disease has evolved significantly over the past ten years, and the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease is far more complex and nuanced than either side lets on. Unfortunately, the two extremes (the believers & the skeptics) are still driving the debate. This means that some people that need treatment aren’t getting it, and some people that don’t need treatment are getting too much.
Chris has spent thousands of hours studying the science so you don’t have to.
He created the High Cholesterol Action Plan to offer a middle-ground perspective based more on research and less on dogma. Over the past five years he’s read over 750 peer-reviewed studies, consulted with experts in the field and challenged everything he thought he knew about this topic. And now he wants to share what he’s learned with you so you can make smart decisions about protecting yourself and those you love from heart disease.