• Cholesterol and Your Diet

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on May 8th, 2015

What about saturated fats and eggs?  Are you ready to rethink everything you know about these?  Dietary fat and cholesterol do not make the bad types of cholesterol!  They actually increase your good cholesterol!

In the famous Framingham Heart Study, which has been going on for over 60 years, people who ate the most eggs had no change in their cholesterol levels. As for saturated fats (the fats in meat, butter, and dairy), they actually improve your cholesterol profile.

Another study, the Women’s Health Initiative, funded by the National Institutes of Health, examined 49,000 women for 8 years. “The largest study ever to ask whether a low fat diet reduces the risk of getting heart disease has found that the diet has no effect.” (New York Times, 2006)

Do you need help understanding your risk for heart attack and stroke?

One of the services we offer at the Sklar Center is our Heart Health Program. This program is for anyone who knows they are at risk or wants to aggressively move to prevent heart disease and sudden death from heart attack or stroke.

You will be evaluated for the hidden factors that contribute to your risk of a heart attack or stroke but are well within your control to change. A personalized treatment plan will be created and implemented by our medical staff to give you the best preventative protection available from these tragic and preventable diseases.

Things To Do Right Now:
Cut out the carbs and eat plenty of healthy fats like nuts, olive oil, and avocado.  Stop worrying about the cholesterol in eggs.  They will enhance your cholesterol profile and lower your risk of heart attacks.

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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