Do women need to worry about cholesterol?

cholesterolby Carolyn Thomas    @HeartSisters

Physician Dr. Rob Lamberts does a creative job of clearing up some confusing questions about cholesterol in his always enlightening “Musings of a Distractible Mind” and related House Call Doctor podcast at Quick & Dirty Tips.

He starts off by reminding us that the current protocols for treating high cholesterol date back to before he was practicing medicine.

“Some smart scientists had noticed that people with high cholesterol had a higher risk of heart attack. More scientists got together and decided that, based on the evidence, keeping a low cholesterol number was a good idea. To celebrate their decision, they went out to a dinner of bacon cheeseburgers and donuts.”     Continue reading “Do women need to worry about cholesterol?”