Cholesterol is the #1 risk factor for heart disease (the #1 cause of death in the world). Today we take a look at my own bloodwork and what it has taught me about heart attack prevention.

References:
Cholesterol is the only necessary factor for heart disease:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08998280.2013.11928935

35% of heart attacks happen to people under 200:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1520-037X.2001.00538.x

at 230 your risk is 2x higher than at 180 and at 300 its four times higher:
https://www.nytimes.com/1985/01/08/science/heart-disease-big-study-produces-new-data.html

below 150 is a sweet spot where your arteries don’t develop the clogs:
https://www.ajconline.org/article/0002-9149(89)90444-X/pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3946458
https://www.nytimes.com/1985/01/08/science/heart-disease-big-study-produces-new-data.html

in order to be protected from heart disease your LDL needs to be below 75:
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.534.842&rep=rep1&type=pdf />
Lipitor reduces total cholesterol by an average of 19% and LDL by 26%:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4354082/

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