Report: Cholesterol levels drop in US adults
Drs. Siegel and Samadi weigh in
- Duration 3:00
- Date Oct 21, 2012
Drs. Siegel and Samadi weigh in
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-- we -- some great news that came out to study this a week about cholesterol there's a dramatic drop among Americans and adults.
You've known that high cholesterol as a major risk factor for disease so -- money this is good news.
Thankfully we'll collect cholesterol is down.
We need some good news right -- and it's great to start the week like this.
Look -- finally whatever we've done as -- medical community and the patients are actually listening to this program.
Whether it has to do with the diet or the way -- obesity whatever it is for the first time we see the average cholesterol.
Coming down below 200 so it's a fantastic news ability resolve the good news for -- but look when you talk about cholesterol.
The first that comes to mind it's it's always a heart attack and and stroke and the bad news for cholesterol actually these absolutely necessary and we needed.
It's a building block off of human body we needed for a cell membrane we -- -- for.
Our hormones testosterone and estrogen so we -- it shows a good thing that a lot of this is being built in -- best 70% of it.
At 30% comes from the diet so that's one of the reasons why healthy diet is extremely important.
-- -- -- -- Come from -- and goes all over our body needs transporters right somewhat YouTube has to carry this call us -- over the organs.
And -- -- a bit lipoprotein -- tell you whether there is.
We have low density lipoprotein Jamie you've talked about -- Odeo all the time that's a -- colors are that's a bad guy that's gonna hurt us.
There's a good guy called HD of the high density -- like before it.
I get him confused what playable -- yeah.
That's what I did want and wants it bad when I got so -- torn out of 200 around there is that's still a marker for good or bad cholesterol doctor -- that's actually always changing Jamie within the lower the better is what -- what is what -- -- experts say that cholesterol is a fatty.
Waxy substance that clog your arteries as David says and the reason we're making a breakthrough on this -- two reasons.
One is -- of something called the trans fat bans trans fats cause the bad cholesterol to go up and the good cholesterol to go down the good cholesterol he's talking about.
Is the scavenger cholesterol it gets the bad cholesterol out.
The other thing great news is that is a drug that we've been bashing a little bit on the show looking for side effects and that Staten drugs what's done drugs.
Like Lipitor like -- store like Zocor what these drugs do is they block the liver from making that 70% of cholesterol now when I see someone.
With high cholesterol in my practice.
And I see that there'll be so they're not exercising -- they have a fairly risk of heart disease I am so happy to have those Staten drugs in my quiver and narrowing my quiver.
Because they I believe it's preventive medicine I believe that if you use it properly with a right pretty patience.
Studies show that they will decrease the risk of those plaques forming in -- here at 200 do you think you should have stands.
I think if you're in 200 you have to see a physician now we use that -- that bad cholesterol.
To see where you should be.
There's no absolute number okay.
-- -- These are some good news so it's coming down how it -- people are listening and taking their --