Jul 28, 2020
Worried about high cholesterol? We take on this topic in this special episode of JIMMY RANTS on The LLVLC Show Episode 1662.
“My problem is, why jump straight to the medicine when we know of other things that work?”
- Jimmy Moore
For the last couple of decades we’ve all heard that high cholesterol was the number one indicator of heart disease. Even though there has been a lot of nuance added to the discussion, these same tired recommendations seem to permeate the medical advice we are given.
What if I told you that there is a quick, simple, and painless test that costs around $100 that doesn’t look for risk factors for heart disease but actual signs of coronary artery disease taking place? There is and it’s been out there for the past two decades. It’s called a CT Heart Scan and it measures something called the Coronary Calcium Score (CAC) which shows the development of calcified plaque in your coronary arteries. If you get a score of 0, then you sure don’t need that statin no matter what your cholesterol level is!
Listen in today as Jimmy tackles this subject and brings some clarity to the topic of cholesterol.