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Why are high cholesterol foods bad for you, anyway?

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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Be careful

It is important to understand that high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood do not necessarily correspond to eating "too much" cholesterol.
Saturated and trans fats, as well as too many simple carbs, are much more frequently the dietary culprits of too high of an LDL (bad) cholesterol level.

In brief: Be careful

It is important to understand that high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood do not necessarily correspond to eating "too much" cholesterol.
Saturated and trans fats, as well as too many simple carbs, are much more frequently the dietary culprits of too high of an LDL (bad) cholesterol level.
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Dr. Michael Shapiro
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Many reasons.

The main reason is an increased risk of atherosclerosis.
Higher LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and lower HDL cholesterol increse this risk. This can have serious consequernces, like heart disease, and stroke. The national cholesterol education program helps provide guidelines of how to reduce the intake of total and saturated fat for lower cholesterol to lower risk for atherosclerosis.

In brief: Many reasons.

The main reason is an increased risk of atherosclerosis.
Higher LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and lower HDL cholesterol increse this risk. This can have serious consequernces, like heart disease, and stroke. The national cholesterol education program helps provide guidelines of how to reduce the intake of total and saturated fat for lower cholesterol to lower risk for atherosclerosis.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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